Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HTLV I/11 ANTIBODY, CONFIRMATORY ASSAY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HTLVWB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HTLVWB         Geisinger Epic ID: 19584

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
2.7 mL blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.1 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Serum or plasma specimens should be fresh, nonhemolyzed, nonlipemic, and should not be thawed repeatedly and refrozen. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Specimens transported at room temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
Additional information:
HTLV Western Blot should be interpreted in conjunction with the HTLV screening immunoassay.
CPT code(s):
86689
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus antibody testing.
Methodology:
Line Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus, HTLV 1/2 Antibody Whole Blood, HTLV 1/2 AB Western Blot
Quest test code 8511

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday    
Performed stat? No
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