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HLA B27 genotyping

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HLA B27 genotyping
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Turnaround Time:

10 working days

Description:

The HLA-B27 allele is found in approximately 9% of the caucasian population and is strongly correlated with the development of several rheumatic diseases including Ankylosing Spondylitis, Reiters Syndrome and other spondyloarthropathies. A positive result with relavent clinical symptoms helps a clinician diagnose HLA-B27 related autoimmune disorders. HLA genotyping is carried out using real time PCR

Sample Requirements:

4ml blood in EDTA (purple top) Vacuette.

Interference:

n/a

Alias:

B27

Transportation and Handling:

Specimens in transit should comply with UN3373 under ADR (The European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road)

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Within one month of submission of sample