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Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) Types I/II Antibodies by ELISA with Reflex to HTLV-I/II Confirmation by Western Blot
|Methodology:||Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Western Blot|
Collect: Serum separator tube (SST) OR Lt. blue (sodium citrate) OR Green (sodium or lithium heparin) OR Lavender (EDTA) - 0.5 ml serum or plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens containing particulate material. Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
|CPT Code(s):||86790; if reflexed, add 86689|