HLA-B*5701 has been shown in clinical studies to be associated with Abacavir hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) in HIV patients.1,2 In Abacavir-naïve patients, HLA-B*5701 genotyping may be useful for risk stratification.3
Preferred sample: 10 mL room temperature whole blood collected in yellow-top (ACD A or ACD B) tubes (5 mL minimum).
- Mallal S. et al. Lancet. 2002 Mar 2; 359 (9308):727-32
- Rauch A. et al. Clin. Inf. Dis. 2006 July; 43 (1):99-102
- Philips, E Clin. Inf. Dis. 2006 July; 43 (1):103-105
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