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Test ID FHTL HTLV I/II DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender-top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD, solution A)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:  Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s), or yellow-top (ACD solution A) tube(s). Send 1 mL EDTA or ACD whole blood refrigerate.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

HTLV-I/II DNA, Qual Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  48 hours

Reference Values

Reference Range:  Not Detected

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics

Test Classification

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information

87798 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FHTL HTLV-I/II DNA, Qual Real-Time PCR Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0500 HTLV-I DNA 44537-9
Z0501 HTLV-II DNA 44542-9