HLA-B27 (human leukocyte antigen) HLB27

Method(s) Flow Cytometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL green Hemogard (sodium or heparin) tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes. Label with patient name, date and time of draw. Pour-off tubes are no longer acceptable.

Transport 5 mL whole blood (sodium heparin or EDTA) at 20-25ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Stability

Ambient: EDTA specimens - 10 days, Sodium Heparin - 10 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted, hemolyzed, refrigerated, or frozen specimens. Specimens sent in pour-off tubes. Specimens collected in ACD (yellow) tubes.

Schedule Mon - Fri
Billing Code 5011160
CPTCode 86812
Notes CRITICAL AMBIENT
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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