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Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

There are several labs which run this test.
It looks for a protein on the surface of your white blood cells.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, it can be overused.
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.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, it can be overused.
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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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