Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Analytic Time

5 days

MiChart Code
Disease Assoc - NARCOLEPSY (HLA-DQB1*0602)
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Narcolepsy - HLA DQB1*0602
HLA DQB1*0602
DQB1*0602 Antigen
Narcolepsy, HLA
HLA Class II One Locus (High Resolution)

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Molecular Typing (SSOP)

Test Usage

Narcolepsy is a chronic, debilitating sleep disorder. One of the most important associated genetic factors is the HLA-DQB1*06:02 allele on the DRB1*15:01-DQA1*01:02-DQB1*06:02 haplotype. Between 85 and 95% of narcolepsy patients with cataplexy carry this haplotype. Persons homozygous for HLA-DQB1*06:02 carry a greater risk than heterozygous persons. The detection of HLA-DQB1*06:02 typing is useful as an aid to diagnosis in patients with cataplexy.

Reference Range

Interpretive report will indicate presence or absence of HLA-DQB1*0602.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


Collect specimen in sufficient yellow top (ACD) solution A or EDTA tubes early in the day. Send intact specimen at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Normal Volume
10 mL ACD (solution A) or EDTA whole blood; additional specimen may be required for patients with extremely low white cell counts.
Minimum Volume
5 mL ACD (solution A ) or EDTA whole blood; additional specimen may be required for patients with extremely low white cell counts.

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