Test Catalog

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

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If human T-cell lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) antibody by enzyme immunoassay is reactive, then HTLV-1/-2 antibody confirmation by line immunoassay will be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

This test is for cerebrospinal fluid samples only. For serum samples, order HTLVI / Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Types I and II Antibody Screen with Confirmation, Serum.

Necessary Information

Date of collection is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.6 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Heat-treated or precipitated specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 14 days