HTLV I/II Antibody
Label Mnemonic: HTLV
Epic Lab Code: LAB3378
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens containing particulate material.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
HTLV I/II Antibodies by ELISA Negative HTLV I/II Antibodies, Western Blot Negative
Interpretive Data:
This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re- entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

Note: If HTLV I/II screen is repeatedly reactive, then HTLV I/II Confirmation by Western Blot will be added. Additional charges apply.
Comments:
This test is used for clinical diagnosis. This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

Reactive EIA results will be confirmed by Western blot; additional charges will occur.
Methodology:
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Western Blot
CPT Code:
86790 HTLV, if positive reflex confirmation CPT of 86689.