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Human T-Lymphocyte Virus (HTLV) Types I/II Antibodies w/reflex to HTLV I/II Confirmation

Mnemonic:    [HTLV ABS]
Name:    Human T-Lymphocyte Virus (HTLV) Types I/II Antibodies w/reflex to HTLV I/II Confirmation
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. EDTA, heparin or citrated plasma is also acceptable. Separate plasma from cells within one hour of collection.

Severely hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.

Ambient samaples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0051164
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay/Western Blot
Note:    If HTLV I/II screen is repeatedly reactive, then the HTLV I/II Confirmation by Western Blot will be added.

Interpretive Data: This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues
and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).