HTLV 1 & 2 (EIA)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate from cells within 2 hours, and send 0.5 mL serum (0.1 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, heparin, Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or heat-inactivated specimens. Specimens containing particulate matter.

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Indefinitely

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
If HTLV I/II screen is repeatedly reactive, then a confirmation by Western Blot will be added.

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeHTL12
CPT-4 Code (s)
86790 RUO, plus 86689 RUO if repeatedly positive and reflexed to WB confirm, at an additional charge
LOINC Codes
29901-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory