To avoid possible adverse reactions, this test has been recommended for patients who may be prescribed Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine. Two HLA alleles are associated with adverse reactions to these drugs. The alleles are HLA B*15:02, which is more common in individuals of Asian descent, and HLA A*31:01, which is more common in individuals of European descent. This test evaluates the presence or absence of these alleles.
Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should compelte and submit a Molecular Medicare billing request form along with the sample.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), sequence-based typing (SBT), sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP) and/or sequence-specific primers (SSP) as needed to obtain the required resolution