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HLA-B27 typing
 
Test Synonyms:
HLA-B27 typing; HLA-B27 antigen
 
Lab:
Histocompatibility
Inpatient Req:
Histocompatibility (#70270)  
Outpatient Req:
Histocompatibility (#70270)  
Specimen:
1 ACD yellow top tube (10 ml); do not use gold top gel serum separator tube
20 ml ACD blood (yellow top tube).
Result Time:
1-2 weeks   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
Not applicable  
Important Information:
HLA typing for B27, which may be associated with some diseases including ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, reactive arthritis and anterior uveitis. Ordering providerís name, call back number and a diagnosis code must be provided on the requisition.