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This is a home HTLV 1 & 2 antibody blood test kit that can be done at home. It tests for Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 & 2 antibodies.
Why do this test? The home HTLV 1 & 2 antibody blood test can done by a person with certain medical conditions such as leukaemia or lymphoma to find out if they have an HTLV infection that may be a cause for it.
NB: The home HTLV 1 & 2 antibody blood test is not an instant test. The blood sample is collected at home and then sent to the laboratory for testing using our postage-paid envelope.
The blood sample for the home HTLV 1 & 2 antibody blood test is taken by pricking your finger with a small sharp lancet. These are the same sort of small needles that are used by diabetics when they are checking their blood sugar.
Please watch this video showing how this is done, before trying to collect the sample. Written instructions can be found here. Only a small amount of blood is needed but some samples may be rejected by the laboratory because there is not enough.
Time taken: 1 working day after the sample reaches the laboratory *
Results of your home HTLV 1 & 2 antibody blood test will be e-mailed to you.
If you would like to do this test at Patient Reception in London, then please click HTLV 1 & 2 Antibody Blood Test.
* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.