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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / HLA B27



TestHLA B27
Common Abbreviations
Specimen typeBlood
Sample typeBlood
Tube typeEDTA X 1
Minimum volume *4.9 ml
Special precautionsStore at room temperature
Stability**up to 72 hrs
Turnaround times6 weeks – contact laboratory if needed sooner.
LaboratoryTissue Typing Laboratory, St. James University Hospital, Leeds
Reference interval
LimitationsSamples referred to Tissue Typing Laboratory, St. James University Hospital, Leeds Haemolysis and lipaemia may affect results
** For paediatric patients, smaller volumes (approximately 1 ml) are acceptable – please contact the laboratory for further advice if necessary.
**** Largely dependent on patients serological status and recent transfusion history
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