Ordering Recommendation
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).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798 x2

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2003076 HTLV-I DNA 44537-9
2003077 HTLV-II DNA 44542-9
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Aliases
Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I/II DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.