How do you test for HLA-B27?

The HLA-B27 test involves a standard blood draw. A healthcare provider in a doctor’s office or a clinical lab administers it. They usually take the blood sample from your arm using a small needle. Your blood is collected in a tube and sent to a lab for analysis.

What is HLA-B27 on blood work?

HLA-B27 is a blood test to look for a protein that is found on the surface of white blood cells. The protein is called human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27). Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) are proteins that help the body’s immune system tell the difference between its own cells and foreign, harmful substances.

Is fasting required for HLA-B27 blood test?

A HLA B27 Disease Association Blood Test screens for the presence of HLA-B27 genetic mutations which are associated to different forms of arthritis. Preparation: No special preparation required. Test Results: 6-8 days.

How do I order HLA-B27?

How It Works

  1. Request Online. Place your request online and pay the all-inclusive fees for the HLA-B27 test.
  2. Request Reviewed. A licensed medical provider in your state will review your request and authorize a lab order.
  3. Get Tested. Visit an approved Quest Diagnostics lab near you and get tested.
  4. Receive Results.

What does it mean if you are HLA B27 positive?

A positive HLA-B27 test means that the person tested is at increased risk of developing certain autoimmune diseases.

What is the CPT code for HLA B27?

Lab Order Codes: B27. Synonyms: HLA-B27, blood. CPT Codes: 86812 –HLA typing; A, B, or C, single antigen. Test Includes: HLA-B27 interpretive report will be provided.

What color tube for blood draw?

The order of draw tube colors in phlebotomy is as follows: light blue, red, light green, green, lavender, pink, grey, yellow, dark blue and royal blue. Blood cultures should always be drawn first to avoid causing damage to the cultures.

What color tube for blood collection?

Yellow Top Tube. The same tubes are used for HLA phenotyping and for conducting parental tests. Blood culture tubes and vials also come in stoppers other than yellow. Vials with blue, purple and pink top contain enriched soybean-casin broth with CO2. Aside from bacterial, they are used in fungal blood cultures.