Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus 1, 2 (HTLV-1/HTLV-2), Qualitative

CPT: 86790
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Test Includes

Qualitative result

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 4 days

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Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma


2 mL

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL


Gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, blue-top (sodium citrate) tube, red-top tube, or green-top (either lithium or sodium heparin) tube


Centrifuge sample to separate serum or plasma. For non−gel-barrier tubes, transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

7 days (stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference)


14 days (stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference)


Up to 6 months (stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference)

Causes for Rejection

Heat-inactivated specimens; pooled specimens; grossly hemolyzed specimens; specimens with fungal growth

Test Details


To screen individual human donors, including volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, and other living donors for the presence of anti-HTLV-I/HTLV-II


Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
163246 HTLV-I/II Antibodies, Qual 22362-8 163247 HTLV-I/II Antibodies, Qual 29901-6

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