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HLA DQ2/DQ8

Components

Name Method Department Units
HLA DQ2/DQ8 DNA analysis
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HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 7 day(s)
Refrigerated - 30 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Mix EDTA tube by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Do not freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Frozen specimen
  • Wrong collection tube

Comments

This test is different than the Celiac Plus going to Prometheus. This is just the genetic portion of the testing,also referred to as Celiac Genetics.

CPT Code

  • 81382 (x2)