Test Catalog

Test ID: HTLVC    
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) Antibody Screen with Confirmation, Spinal Fluid

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Avioq HTLV-I/II Microelisa System is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in which the solid phase (microwells) is coated with a purified human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) type 1viral lysate, a purified HTLV-2 viral lysate, and a recombinant HTLV-1 p21E antigen. With the addition of a diluted test sample containing antibodies to either HTLV-1 or HTLV-2, complexes are formed by the interaction of the antibodies in the sample and the solid phase antigens. Following incubation, the sample is aspirated and the well is washed with buffer. Subsequently, antihuman immunoglobulin (goat) conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is added, which binds the antibody-antigen complex during a second incubation. Following a wash and incubation with TMB (tetramethylbenzidine) substrate, a blue color is produced. The enzyme reaction is stopped by the addition of a sulfuric acid solution, which changes the color to yellow. The amount of HTLV-1/-2 specific antibodies present in the sample is proportional to color development.(Package insert: Avioq HTLV-I/II Microelisa System. Avioq, Inc; 05/2019)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; Varies

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test