HLA-B27 (human leukocyte antigen) HLB27

Method(s) Flow Cytometry
Specimen Required
Collect
  • One 5 mL dark green (sodium heparin) tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) top tube or yellow ACD solution A or B whole blood.
  • 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)

** Submit in primary tube. Pour off tubes are unacceptable **

Stability

Ambient: EDTA specimens - 72 hours; Sodium Heparin - 72 hours

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Conditions
  • Clotted
  • Hemolyzed
  • Refrigerated specimens
  • Frozen specimens
  • Specimens sent in pour-off tubes
  • Specimens collected in pink (K2EDTA) tubes
  • Specimens collected in green lithium heparin 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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