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If you have questions, please call 800-533-1037 (HLA customer service) for assistance in selecting the proper HLA test for the patient.
3 - 7 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Whole blood or buccal swabs
7 mL whole blood or four buccal swabs
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or four buccal swabs in a sealed envelope (buccal swab kit). When submitting buccal swabs, please use a buccal swab kit provided by LabCorp. To obtain the buccal kit, please telephone 800-533-1037.
Maintain whole blood at room temperature or refrigerate. Keep buccal swabs dry and at room temperature.
Hemolysis; clotted specimen; insufficient volume of DNA
This test has been recommended for patients of Asian descent who are being considered for carbamazepine therapy. The utility of this test for patients of other ethnic backgrounds has not been established.
Even with appropriate precautions, an occasional specimen may not be satisfactory for testing. In such cases, an additional specimen should be collected for retesting.
This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Sequence-based typing (SBT), sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP), and/or sequence-specific primers (SSP) as needed to obtain the required resolution.
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