|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:|
86790, if positive confirmatory test = 86689
The test includes detection of antibody to HTLV I/II.
Monday - Sunday
2 - 5 days
Red top vacutainer tube or SST tube
Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate. Ship refrigerated.
Nonreactive See Quest Test Code 36175
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
A negative result does not preclude the possibility of infection with HTLV-I/II.
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.
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||HTLV-I Antibody Detection; Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Antibody|