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Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Evaluation, Blood
A2 Hemoglobin; Alpha Globin Variant; Alpha Thalassemia; Barts Hemoglobin; Beta Globin Variant; Beta Thalassemia; H Disease; Hemoglobin A2; Hemoglobin Cascade; Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Cascade Level 1; Hemoglobin Molecular studies; Hemoglobin Variant; HGB (Hemoglobin) Electrophoresis; Isoelectric Focusing; Capillary electrophoresis; HPLC; High performance liquid chromatography; Mass Spectrometry; Microcytosis; Sickle cell; Sickling Test; Thalassemia
Whole Blood EDTA
|Alternate Specimen Type||
ACD (solution B), green top (sodium heparin)
Lavender top (EDTA)
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Include recent transfusion information.
Include most recent complete blood cell count results.
Metabolic Hematology Patient Information (T810) is strongly recommended. Testing may proceed without this information, however if the information requested is received, any pertinent reported clinical features and data will drive the focus of the evaluation and be considered in the interpretation.
The laboratory has extensive experience in hemoglobin variant identification and many cases can be confidently classified without molecular testing. However, molecular confirmation is always available, subject to sufficient sample quantity (eg, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification testing requires at least 2 mLs of sample in addition to protein testing requirements). If no molecular testing or specific molecular tests are desired, utilize the appropriate check boxes on the form. If the form or other communication is not received, the reviewing hematopathologist will select appropriate tests to sufficiently explain the protein findings which may or may not include molecular testing.
Refrigerated: 7 days
HBELI: Consultative Interpretation
HBELI: Hb Electrophoresis Interpretation
83020-Quantitation by electrophoresis
|Minimum Sample Volume||
1 mL (this volume will limit reflex testing possibilities)
HPFH: Hb F Distribution, B