Hemoglobinopathy Profile

Test ID: 

704390

CPT code:

83021, 85660

Synonyms:

Hb Electrophoresis Plus Solubility

Clinical Use:

Diagnose thalassemias and hemoglobin variants

Test Information:

Test Includes
Identification and relative percentages of hemoglobins (A, A2, F, S, C) including variants, if present; hemoglobin solubility; interpretation

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.6 mL

Container Type: 

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Patient Preparation: 

State patient’s age, ethnic background, MCV, transfusion history, and any other known hematological information on the test request form.

Collection:

To avoid delays in turnaround time, please submit a separate lavender-top tube for each test requiring a lavender-top.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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