Confirm antibody test results for a positive screening test (HTLV types I and II).
Qualitative Western Blot
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: lavender (K2 EDTA), lavender (K3 EDTA), green (sodium heparin), green (lithium heparin), or light blue (sodium citrate).
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).
Specimens containing particulate material.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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).
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for HTLV I or HTLV I/II antibodies.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020642||HTLV I/II Antibodies, Western Blot||16982-1|
- 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