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HTLV I/II DNA, Qualitative PCR

Order Name HTLV PCR
Test Number: 5535475
Revision Date 01/03/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
HTLV-I DNA
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Real Time 44537-9 
HTLV II DNA
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Real Time 44542-9 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.4) Whole Blood EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.4) Whole Blood ACD Solution B (Yellow Top - Glass) Refrigerated
Instructions Unacceptable Conditions: Hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 30 days
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Varies 
Expected TAT 3-5 days   
Clinical Use HTLV-I/II DNA PCR is a highly specific and sensitive method used to detect HTLV-I/II proviral DNA in clinical specimens. In addition, the assay can also differentiate between HTLV-I and HTLV-II infected individuals. 
Notes Reference Lab: Quest
Test Code: 34177X
Click Here to view information on the Quest website.
CPT Code(s) 87798x2
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