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HLA-B27

Mnemonic:    [HLA B27]
Name:    HLA-B27
Specimen:    5 mL whole blood from a Green heparin tube. Do not use gel barriers. EDTA Hemoguard is also acceptable.

Do NOT centrifuge.

Pour off tubes are no longer accepted.

Clotted, hemolyzed, refrigerated or frozen samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0095840
  Method:    Flow Cytometry
Note:    Notify lab before drawing to make sure it will reach reference lab within 48 hours of collection. It would be best to collect the samples in the AM to make our noon time courier. Do not collect samples on Fridays or weekends.

Keep at room temperature. Label with date and time of collection.
Processing Info:    Must reach reference lab within 48 hours of collection.