HLA B27, Flowcytometry
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HLA B27, Flowcytometry is a useful screening test to measure the HLA B27 antigen level in your blood. It can also be performed after and during the treatment of the autoimmune disorder. HLA B27, also known as human leukocyte antigen, is a common gene present in people with inflammatory diseases and certain types of arthritis. There are hundreds of HLA genes, but one gene, HLA-B27, is associated with a family of rheumatic diseases called spondyloarthropathies.
Frequently asked questions
The HLA B27, Flowcytometry test will be available in a few days, depending on the equipment technique and laboratory used for the test.
Yes, you can undergo HLA B27, Flowcytometry test if you're pregnant, as this test is safe even for pregnant women.
In general, a huge population ranging from 6 to 8% tests positive for HLA B27. In a few cases, the HLA-B27 protein leads the immune system to attack the body's healthy cells resulting in autoimmune diseases. Around 10 to 15% of people carrying HLA B27 protein get affected by spondylarthritis. It is also important to note down that 10-20% of patient with ankylosing spondylitis test negative for HLA B27 protein. So, the negative test results don't indicate you're free from the disease. Whatever the test results are, you should consult your healthcare provider for the proper interpretation of the results.
You should immediately inform your healthcare provider if you feel dizzy or experience any other adverse symptoms after the HLA B27, Flowcytometry test.