Human Leukocyte Ag (HLA-B27 Antigen)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5 - 7 Business Days

Alternate Name(s): Ankylosing Spondylitis

Methodology: Flow Cytometry

Description: HLA-B27 is found in 90% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and 80% in Reiter's disease. Ankylosing spondylitis affects 1 in 1000 caucasians. Ankylosing spondylitis is 10 times more common among individuals with HLA-B27 compared to individuals without this antigen.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.