Evaluation of two commercial human T-cell lymphotropic virus western blot (immunoblot) kits with problem specimens.
We evaluated two commercial human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) Western blot (WB; immunoblot) kits, Cambridge Biotech Corp. (CBC) and Diagnostic Biotechnology Ltd. (DBL). Both strategies make use of HTLV sort I (HTLV-I) viral lysate and rgp21. The DBL WB package additionally distinguishes between HTLV-I and HTLV-II antibodies, utilizing an HTLV-I-specific and an HTLV-II-specific recombinant. Fifty weakly reactive HTLV-II-positive plasma specimens which … Read more