Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I/II DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR
2003075
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
HTLV RTPCR
Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).
New York State Clients:
Yellow (ACD solution A or B) only.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
New York State Clients:
Transport 5 mL whole blood in original collection tube. (Min: 5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.
New York State Clients:
Specimens in pour-off tubes. Clotted specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 Weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients:
Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2003076HTLV-I DNA
2003077HTLV-II DNA
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Cross References
Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.