HLA-B51 Testing for Behcet’s
(H & I)
Investigation : HLA-B51 Testing for Behcet’s
Investigations HLA-B51 Testing for Behcet’s
Inform lab before sending Not required
Specimen type 4ml EDTA
Ideal time to take specimen Not applicable
Labelling requirements click here
How to take the specimen Whole blood into EDTA
Transport to the laboratory see H&I General Information Page
Test Times Test is a single assay, no repeat testing requirements are required
Turnround 10 working days
Additional information Testing for HLA-B51 is a useful, though not a diagnostic tool for Behcet’s as the vast majority of HLA-B51 carriers do not develop Behcet’s. Diagnosis is instead based on the recurrence of symptoms including oral ulcers, genital ulcers, skin lesions and ocular lesions.
Additional Examination Requests A primary sample must be received for this test


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