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.

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
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
NY State Approved
No