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Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Yes: There are several labs which run this test. It looks for a protein on the surface of your white blood cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Hla B27 (Definition)

Hla = human leukocyte antigen. Important in recognition of self and not self. Different proteins (antigens) for different people. B is one of the loci, and hlab27 has been associated with predisposition to immunologic rheumatologic ...Read more


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Is testing positive for HLA-B27 a good thing?

Is testing positive for HLA-B27 a good thing?

Maybe: You're more at risk for reactive arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and finding you have HLA-B27 may help clinch the diagnosis if it seems likely already. Why were you tested? The vast majority of folks who are positive never have any problems with it whatsoever. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor be testing my hla-b27 gene?

Why would my doctor be testing my hla-b27 gene?

Arthritis disease: The hla b-27 is a genetic test for ankylosing spondylitis and a group of similar diseases called seronegative spondyloarthropathies. ...Read more

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Positive for hla-b27.This procedure rules out the b27:06 & 27:09 alleles which lit suggests arent associated w/ spondyloarthropathies.What this mean?

Positive for hla-b27.This procedure rules out the b27:06 & 27:09 alleles which lit suggests arent associated w/ spondyloarthropathies.What this mean?

Spondyloarthritis: Hlab27 is a generic marker that is in 8% of the caucasian population. Many people with diseased called spondyloarthropathies (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and crohns/uc related arthritis) will have a positive b27, but not all those with b27 will develop issues (in fact, the vast majority don't). The larger question is are the symptoms consistent with spondyloarthropathy. ...Read more

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I have IGA deficiency and get sick a lot . When sound I get my kids tested for it and yes they all have HLA-B27. ?

I have IGA deficiency and get sick a lot . When sound I get my kids tested for it and yes they all have HLA-B27. ?

Hereditary: If there are symptoms or signs of an autoimmune disease, a positive HLA-B27 test may confirm the diagnosis. However, HLA-B27 is normally found in a small number of Caucasians and does not always mean you have a disease. Hope the kids stay free of illness. ...Read more

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Hla b27 is itcurable or not ?

Hla b27 is itcurable or not ?

Not needed: It requires no cure. Hla-b27 is a marker protein present in patients with certain diseases but it is also present in healthy individuals. Having a positive hla-b27 does not diagnose any disease. It should only be run in cases where there is suspicion of a particular disease in which case it can assist in making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hla b27?

What is the definition or description of: hla b27?

Tissue type at B: Hla = human leukocyte antigen. Important in recognition of self and not self. Different proteins (antigens) for different people. B is one of the loci, and hlab27 has been associated with predisposition to immunologic rheumatologic diseases, especially ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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Hla-b27, bloodtest, what does it mean? What can be done?

Maybe nothing: It may mean nothing. This genetic marker is associated with several diseases including back pain, arthritis, eye inflammation and urinary issues. 70% of people with the gene never develop any problems. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a hla b27?

Rheumatologist: On an internist or family doctor can order it if indicated. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment effective for hla b27 positive?

Ayurvedic treatment effective for hla b27 positive?

B27 not a disease: Hla b 27 by itself is not a disease, therefore the question of effectiveness of a treatment is moot. B 27 is associated with a particular form of arthritis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed hla-b27+ but none of my parents have it. Also no one in branch family upto 3 generation had any rheumatic probs. Any risk of as or othr prb?

See details: If you are b27 positive, then one of your parents has to be as well. With this gene, there is about a 30% chance of developing a problems associated with it such as ank spondy or ocular inflammation. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffereing with hla b27, having a problem , back joint pain problem.?

What to do if i'm suffereing with hla b27, having a problem , back joint pain problem.?

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist in order to see if there is a connective between the presence of the B27 and your back pain. ...Read more

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If I have hla-b27 gene and sacroilitis will i develop ankylosing spondylitis?

If I have hla-b27 gene and sacroilitis will i develop ankylosing spondylitis?

If you are B27+: If b27 positive with clinical and radiographic sacroiilitis, you have as. But most patients do not ankylose. Therefore the "name" is somewhat archaic. But treating for pain is inappropriate. Other drugs are needed to suppress inflammation, both for preventing other rheumatic problems, and heart disease and stroke! ...Read more

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My vit D3 level is 73.7. Hla-b27 negative I have severe joint pains nd it is neither arthritis. What could be the reason for severe pains. ?

My vit D3 level is 73.7. Hla-b27 negative
I have severe joint pains nd it is neither arthritis. What could be the reason for severe pains. ?

Severe pains: Many things can cause severe pain. You need to start with your doctor and describe your pains in great detail. You will be examined and labs drawn. If labs are normal you should be referred to a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

Long list: any autoimmune disease possible , its just a basic screen test, more depands on history and syymptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm hla-b27 positive? I have severe hip pain- does it have to do with this?

Susceptibility to: Some disorders. People who have the hla b-27 antigen are more prone to some diseases, e.G, ankylosing spondylitis. It does not mean the person has it, just that person is more likely to have some inflammatory disorders, including inflammation of joints. ...Read more