Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

HTLV I, II ANTIBODY REFLEX

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

HTLVS

Synonyms:

Anti-HTLV I/II; HTLV-I,II Antibody; AIDS; Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus I/II Antibody

CPT Codes:

86687 - Antibody; HTLV-I,II

86689 - Antibody; HTLV confirmatory test (if appropriate)

Test Includes:

HTLV-I,II screening and Western Blot confirmation on all positives.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Screening test for Human Immunodeficiency Virus I/II Antibody.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (Test# 9539, confirmation Test# 83277)

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 4 days, test set-up Monday – Friday, Confirmation: Tuesday and Friday.

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3.0 mL blood

Processed Volume:

1.0 mL serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot and store refrigerated in a plastic, screw top vial specimen. Ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than serum, hemolysis, mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative (reported as negative or positive)

Confirmation: Negative

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Performance characteristics have not been established for specimens containing particulate matter.

Methodology:

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) and confirmation by Line Immunoassay

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page April 2007

Updates:

4/6/2004: Test moved from Memorial Blood Center of Minneapolis to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

7/26/2004: Mayo no longer forwards confirmation testing to Focus Technologies. The method for confirmation was previously listed as Western Blot.



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