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HLA-B*15:02 Determination

Order Code: 2276

Test Information

Test for HLA-B*15:02 allele presence or absence for patients that may be prescribed Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine to avoid possible adverse reactions.

Sample Requirements

Buccal Swabs or EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Additional Sample Requirements

Indicate on specimen tube and requisition whether sample is whole blood or cord blood. Contact laboratory if sending cord blood or DNA. Send only 14 ml EDTA whole blood or 4 buccal swabs if more than one HLA typing test is ordered.

Shipping Information

Room Temperature

Requested Volume

4 Buccal Swabs or 14 ml EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Minimum/Pediatric Volume

3-4 Buccal Swabs or 5 ml EDTA Whole Blood (lavendar top)

CPT Codes



PCR and Direct DNA Sequencing

Turnaround Time

5-7 days

New York State Approval



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