J Clin Virol. 2023 Apr 14;164:105446. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2023.105446. Online ahead of print.
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) types I and II infection requires sequencial testing with firstly a screening using an Enzyme immunoassay followed by a confirmatory test.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performances of the Alinity i rHTLV-I/II (Abbott®) and LIAISON® XL murex recHTLV-I/II serological screening tests to the ARCHITECT rHTLVI/II test followed if positive by HTLV BLOT 2.4, MP Diagnostics as the reference.
STUDY DESIGN: 119 serum samples from 92 known HTLV-I infected patients and 184 from uninfected patients with HTLV were analyzed in parallel with, Alinity i rHTLV-I/II, LIAISON® XL murex recHTLV-I/II and ARCHITECT rHTLVI/II.
RESULTS: Alinity i rHTLV-I/II and LIAISON® XL murex recHTLV-I/II exhibited a total agreement with ARCHITECT rHTLVI/II for both positive and negative samples. Both tests are suitable alternatives for HTLV screening.