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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeB27
Method

The assay uses a real-time PCR method for the detection of the HLA-B27 genotype using allele-specific primers combined with a TaqMan fluorescent minor groove binder (MGB) probe. 

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the musculoskeletal system and characterised by absence of ANA and rheumatoid factor. The association between AS and HLA-B27 is so pronounced that the presence of B27 can be used as a diagnostic aid very early in disease development. 90-95% of AS patients are HLA-B27 positive compared with only 5-8% of the normal (Caucasian) population.

External Price$58.91(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen4.0mL EDTA,
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL - 1 mL EDTA blood
Sample Delivery to LabSame day or overnight courier, ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Molecular Pathology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640 548
Test Availability9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Turnaround TimeWithin 4 weeks
Additional Information

Clotted samples unacceptable.

Delphic Number Test Number6992

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