7619 HLA-B27 Antigen

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Whole Blood 5 Days, Refrigerated
5 Days, Ambient
Negative

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: 1 Green Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.00 mL

Method

Flow cytometry

Schedule

Tuesday - Sunday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

HLA-B27 is found in 90% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and 80% in Reiter's disease. Ankylosing spondylitis affects 1 in 1000 Caucasians. Ankylosing spondylitis is 10 times more common among individuals with HLA-B27 compared to individuals without this antigen.

CPT Codes

86812

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