Human T-Lymphotropic Virus I/II Antibody (HTLV I/II) (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: |
|CPT CODE: |
86790, if positive confirmatory test = 86689
|TEST INFORMATION: |
The test includes detection of antibody to HTLV I/II.
|DAYS PERFORMED: |
Monday - Sunday
|TURNAROUND TIME: |
2 - 5 days
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Red top vacutainer tube or SST tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: |
|REJECTION CRITERIA: |
Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: |
5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: |
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate. Ship refrigerated.
|REFERENCE RANGE: |
Nonreactive See Quest Test Code 36175
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST: |
A negative result does not preclude the possibility of infection with HTLV-I/II.
|REFERRAL LABORATORY: |
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: |
HTLV-I causes adult T cell leukemia (ATL) or HTLV-associated myelopathy (HAM) in approximately 10% of infected individuals. HTLV-II is closely related to HTLV-I, but disease associations are less clear. Positive or equivocal HTLV-I/II screening test results will be tested further by HTLV CONFIRMATORY ASSAY at an additional charge which usually differentiates HTLV-I from HTLV-II infection.
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|TEST SYNONYM(S):||HTLV-I Antibody Detection; Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Antibody|
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