Human T- Cell Lymphotropic Virus I+II, Screen (HTLV 1&2)

Code

3195

Principle

HTLV-I and HTLV-II are closely related human type C retroviruses.HTLV-I has been etiologically associated with neoplastic conditions and a variety of demyelinating neurologic disorders including: adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP), and/or HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM) and more recently HTLV-I associated polymyositis, arthritis, and infective dermatitis.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)