Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Testing

Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
HTLV-I/HTLV-II.

Rationale
To test the blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate past or current human T-lymphocyte virus (HTLV) infection. Helpful in diagnosing certain types of leukemia.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay) Negative.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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