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528: HLA-B27 Antigen Print View
HLA-B27 Antigen FC  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 Sodium Heparin 5 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Whole Blood EDTA 5 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD Sol A 5 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD Sol B 5 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

HLA-B27 is found in 90% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and 80% in Reiter's disease. Ankylosing spondylitis affects 1 in 1000 Caucasians. Ankylosing spondylitis is 10 times more common among individuals with HLA-B27 compared to individuals without this antigen.
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
86812

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**This test code is not available for New York patient testing. For NY patient testing, use test code 93099.** Please Note: Per NY requirements, viability studies will be performed for NY patient specimen received more than 48 hours after collections.** Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; lithium heparin (green-top) tube; clotted; received frozen Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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