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Test Catalog

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Advisory Information

This confirmatory assay should be ordered only on specimens that are consistently reactive by an antihuman T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) screening immunoassay.

 

For an evaluation that includes both screening and confirmation, order HTLVC / Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) Antibody Screen with Confirmation, Spinal Fluid.

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: 0.5 mL

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

0.2 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

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