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).
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
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