HLA B27 Typing


Sunquest Code:HLAB27  
Epic Code:LAB5509Epic Name:HLA B27
Order Instructions:If this test is being added on, comment ADD-ON in the Comment field when placing a normal order in Epic. Immunology will receive the printout directly. All other lab areas should discard the Immunology ADD-ON printout.
Synonyms:HLA-B27
Methodology:Molecular PCR/SSOP
CPT Code:81374
Test Includes:Molecular assay to determine the presence or absence of the HLA-B27 antigen.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are accepted Mon-Fri.. Results are reported within 4-5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, buccal swabs, amniotic cells or chorionic villus cells may also be used in this assay. Call the laboratory to make special arrangements (612-273-3100).
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (See Collection Instructions)
Collection Instructions:Buccal swabs, amniotic cells or chorionic villus cells may also be used in this assay. Call the laboratory to make special arrangements (612-273-3100).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood, do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Use:To determine if patient is positive or negative for HLA-B27 as an aid in differential diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis.


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