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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a HLA-B*27 DNA Low Resolution Typing, HLA-B27)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Special instructions
1 x EDTA sample required.

B27 PCR samples are stable for one day at 15 to 25 degrees Celsius without any loss in DNA yield, or up to 1 week with only moderate loss in yield.

Storage at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for up to 7 days is recommended to reduce loss in yield.

Time limit for add on = 2 days. Interfering substances = none known.
Sent away to H&I Blood and Transplant, Filton, Bristol

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Haematology

Clinical Application
Used as part of AS screen.

HLA typing performed by PCR-SSP.
Testing performed on peripheral blood unless otherwise indicated.
Test performed at H&I, Blood and Transplant, Filton, Bristol.


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