Imperial Collage Healthcare

HLA-B*27 Typing


Lab Code : HLAB27


Clinical Indications
HLA-B27 is strongly associated with the disease Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Although HLA-B27 is present in approximately 10 % of the normal population, it is found in 88-96 % of patients with AS making a positive B27 result a useful diagnostic indicator for AS.  It is also associated with other rheumatological disorders, including Reiter's syndrome.


Reference Range
Negative


Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top)


Sample Volume
5-10 mL


Turnaround Time
14 days


Notes
Samples must be sent via first class post or courier.


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