Hla-b27 Back Pain

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Definition

HLA-B27 is a blood test to look for specific protein found on the surface of white blood cells. The protein is called human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27).

Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) are proteins that help the bodys immune system tell the difference between its own cells and foreign, harmful substances.

See also: Histocompatibility antigen test


Alternative Names

Human leukocyte antigen B27


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from...

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