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HTLV I/II Antibodies (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
HTLV I/II Antibodies Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Western Blot
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HTLV I-II Antibiodies, Western Blot Confirmation if positive

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Blue plastic tube (Citrate)

2.7 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Thawed and refrozen specimen

Comments

If HTLV I/II screen is repeatedly reactive, then HTLV I/II Confirmation by Western Blot will be added. Additional charges apply.

CPT Code

  • 86790
  • if reflexed add 86689