Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Real Time PCR
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Approximately 8% of the normal population carries the HLA B27 antigen. It is present in Ankylosing spondylitis (89%), Reiter’s syndrome (79%) & Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis (42%).
Disease: Disease Association
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required