Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I/II Antibodies, Western Blot
0020642
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HTLV WBLOT
Methodology
Qualitative Western Blot
Performed
Varies
Reported
1-8 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Plasma.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week is acceptable, but not preferred; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
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).

See Compliance Statement D: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for HTLV I or HTLV I/II antibodies.
CPT Code(s)
86689
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020642HTLV I/II Antibodies, Western Blot
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Aliases
  • HTLV 1, 2 western blot confirmation
  • HTLV 1/2
  • HTLV I/II Antibodies Western Blot
  • HTLV Types 1 & 2 Abs western blot
  • HTLV Types 1 & 2 confirmation
  • HTLV western blot