HLA-B*27 Typing (B27)
Although HLA B27 is present in approximately 10% of the normal population, it if found in 88-96% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). It is also associated with other rheumatological disorders, including Reiter's syndrome and is a strong diagnostic indicator for AS. A positive result indicates the presence of this antigen.
|Sample & container required||5-10 mL Whole Blood - EDTA ( 6 ml pink top)|
|Sample volume||5 mls|
|Turnaround time||14 days|
Samples must be sent via first class post or courier
The laboratory is accredited for this test by the European Federation of Immunogenetics (EFI) however due to a change in platform it is currently awaiting UKAS accreditation under extension to scope.