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Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus 1, 2 (HTLV-1/HTLV-2) Differentiation
HTLV-1 infections can be confirmed and differentiated from HTLV-2 infections by using highly purified recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides which are either type common or type specific.
This test is not for screening purposes and should be used as supplementary testing for patients previously identified as reactive for antibodies to HTLV.
Line immunoassay or immunoblot
Serum or plasma
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Refrigerate or freeze (Pour serum or plasma into plastic pour-off tube before freezing.). Stable 2°C to 8°C for seven days or -20°C for longer storage.
Causes for Rejection
Gross bacterial contamination; hemolysis; lipemia
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|164129||HTLV-I/II Immunoblot||164130||HTLV-I IB||6432-9|
|164129||HTLV-I/II Immunoblot||164132||HTLV-II IB||26656-9|