HLA-DQ Typing for Narcolepsy
(H & I)
Investigation : HLA-DQ Typing for Narcolepsy
Investigations HLA-DQ Typing for Narcolepsy
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 Genetic testing for narcolepsy, particularly, HLA-DQB1*06:02 typing is useful as an aid to diagnosis in patients with cataplexy but the association is not specific as there are many narcolepsy patients with HLA-DQB1*06:02 and many HLA-DQB1*06:02 persons who do not have narcolepsy.
Additional Examination Requests A primary sample must be received for this test


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