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HLA B-27 antigen

This is a human blood leukocyte antigen (WBCs) which has a prevalence of 9% in Caucasians and 4% of blacks1.

Patient's WBCs Contain the Antigen:

  • some normals, see above1
  • present in 90% of those with ankylosing spondylitis1
  • present in 80% of those with Reiter's disease1

REFERENCE:

  1. Quest Diagnostics test result notes, 7/31/01
 
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