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HLA-B51

Also known as: B51

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Purpose

A specific variant of the human leukocyte antigen B51, HLA-B*51:08, is associated with Behcet’s disease.

Clinical Utility

The presence of this variant adds weight to a clinical diagnosis of Behcet’s disease. This is a not a diagnostic test and the result does not prove or exclude a specific clinical diagnosis in an affected person.

Genes

HLA-B

Test Method

Analysis of the gene sequence of the HLA-B genes for the presence of this specific variant.

Test Ordering

This test can be requested by any medical practitioner.

5 mL blood in EDTA. Specimens may be collected by the requesting practitioner or at any Sonic Healthcare pathology collection centre.

To help ensure the quality of the test, a genetic test should be done with a dedicated sample whenever possible i.e. a sample collected specifically for that test rather than a sample that is used for multiple tests.

We also recommend that the patient or another adult check the labelling of request forms and sample tubes.

Price

$61

Medicare Rebate

This test is not rebated by Medicare. The laboratory assumes that the patient or client has provided informed financial consent for the test.

Turnaround Time

2 working days.