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

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

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


Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

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


Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

5 working days

Sample 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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