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HTLV 1&2 Ab

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, State reason for testing


Turnaround Time: 4 days

Detection of HTLV-1 and 2 IgG for diagnosis/exclusion of HTLV1 & 2 infection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Colindale