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HLA-B27
Number 725
CPT Code 81374
Alias ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, DISEASE ASSOCIATION TESTING
Specimen Container Lavender Top
Specimen Type Whole Blood EDTA
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range Contact Laboratory
Alternate Specimen 
Volume 2 mL Whole Blood
Stability Ambient Preferred
Stability Refrigerated N/A
Stability Frozen N/A
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP)

Limitations 

Regarding whole blood specimens, an adequate test requires the presence of intact lymphocytes at the time of testing. Even taking appropriate precautions, an occasional specimen will not be satisfactory for testing. In such cases, fresh blood should be drawn for retesting.

Rejection Criteria 

Hemolysis; clotted specimen; tube other than lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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Primex Clinical Laboratories strives to provide clients with quality testing services to better support patient health. With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become high in demand yet testing supplies are limited.

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