Specimen Requirements

Title

HLA-B27 *DRAWN MON-THURS *

Specimen Requirement

DRAW BLOOD IN A LAVENDER EDTA TUBE. 4mL WHOLE BLOOD–ROOM TEMP



Methodology

Stability

ROOM TEMPERATURE 72 HOURS

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

SET UP MON-FRI 3 DAYS

Clinical Use

Evaluate spondylarthritis and other disorders associated with this antigen. Over 90% of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, 75% of Reiter syndrome patients and 80% of patients with reactive arthritis (ReA) are HLA B27-positive.

Test Code

B27