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F-B27
HLA-B27 TYPING, BLOOD

Test Code F-B27 
Test HLA-B27 TYPING, BLOOD 
Methodology Flow Cytometry 
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 
CPT Code(s) 88184  First marker