Test Overview
Test Methodology

Molecular Typing (SSOP)

Test Usage

Uveitis is one of the most common form of inflammatory eye disease and is a significant cause of visual impairment and blindness. Uveitis onset is usually between the ages of 20 to 50 and uncommon in the very young and in the elderly. Patients with a uveitis affected relative who are HLA-B27 positive are at higher risk of developing the disease.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report will indicate presence or absence of HLA-B27.

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

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

5 days

Soft Order Code
UVEI
MiChart Code
Disease Assoc - UVEITIS (HLA-B27)
Synonyms
  • Uveitis - HLA B27
  • UVEI
  • Uveitis, HLA
  • TTYPE
  • TISSUE TYPING
  • HLA REPORT
  • HLA B-27
  • B27 Antigen
  • HLA Class I One Locus (Low Resolution)
Laboratory
Histocompatibility/Immunogenetics
Section
Histocompatibility
Specimen Requirements
Collection

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.

Alternate Specimen
Yellow top ACD Solution B, Green top tube (sodium or lithium heparin) or Lavender top tubes (EDTA) .
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.
Billing
CPT Code
81373
Fee Code
37924
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