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Anti-HTLV-1 and Anti-HTLV-2 screening and confirmation

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Anti-HTLV-1 and Anti-HTLV-2 screening and confirmation
Organisms Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 5 working days
Culture requirements Serum or plasma minimum 500 µL
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Insufficient sample ≤ 500 µL, haemolysed or lipaemic sample
How results reported HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 antibodies detected or not detected
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Details

For use in testing for the presence of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus.