Narcolepsy - HLA DQ

Abbrev Code:NARCO   
Order Code:LAB6442Order Name:Narcolepsy HLA-DQ
Order Instructions:If this test is being added on, comment ADD-ON in the Comment field when placing a normal order in Epic.
Synonyms:DQ*06; DQ06; DQB1*06:02; DQB1-06:02; DQB1-0602; DQA*01; DQA01; DQA1*01:02; DQA1-01:02; DQA1-0102; Histocompatibility Testing; HLA Typing; Human Leukocyte Antigen Test; Single Locus HLA Class II Typing; HLA Class II Typing
Methodology:Molecular PCR/SSOP/SSP/NGS (next generation sequencing)
CPT Codes: 81383 x1, 81382 x2, 81375 x1
Test Includes:Molecular definition of all Class II HLA antigen specificities recognized by WHO.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 10 days.
Special Instructions:A signed consent form in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form

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:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunology  (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:
By report. DQB1*06:02 positive associated with narcolepsy. HLA typing for transplantation, genetic counseling, disease association and/or drug sensitivity.    

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