|Test||HLA-B27 TYPING, BLOOD|
|Description||Useful in the evaluation of patients with arthritic symptoms as seen in ankylosing spondylitis.|
|Specimen||NOTE: Specimen must be received at the NorDx Scarborough facility by midnight Friday to guarantee processing within 48 hours of collection. Do not collect specimen on Friday afternoon for Saturday arrival at the NorDx Scaborough location or before a holiday weekend.
Draw blood in one yellow-top (ACD) tube, either ACD solution A or ACD solution B. Send whole blood at ambient temperature only. DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE.
|Reference Values||Negative (reported as positive or negative)|
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
88184 First marker