HLA B27 Typing

Abbrev Code:HLAB27   
Order Code:LAB5509Order Name:HLA B27
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Methodology:Molecular PCR/SSO/NGS
CPT Codes: 81374 x1, 81372 x1, 81381 x1
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 10 days.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, buccal swabs. 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)


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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