At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When you have signs or symptoms that suggest that you may have an HTLV-associated condition, especially when you have identified risk factors; rarely when you have donated blood and been told that you are positive for HTLV
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; rarely a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected by a doctor from the lower back using a procedure called a lumbar puncture or spinal tap
Test Preparation Needed?