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 - 30 hours, Sodium Heparin - 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unacceptable Conditions Clotted, hemolyzed, refrigerated, or frozen specimens. Specimens sent in pour-off tubes. Specimens collected in ACD(yellow) tubes. EDTA specimens older than 30 hours and heparin specimens older than 48 hours.
Schedule Mon - Fri
Billing Code 5011160
CPTCode 86812
Notes

CRITICAL AMBIENT. EDTA specimens must be analyzed within 30 hours of collection. Heparin specimens must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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