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Test Code HBEV Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Container/Tube

EDTA Lavendar Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Transport room temperature  (15 – 25°C).

Turnaround Time

1 – 3 days

Test Includes

Hemoglobin A
Hemoglobin A2
Hemoglobin F
Other Hemoglobin Variants (if present)

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL
Microcontainer =0.5 mL

Test Usage

Screening and quantitation of hemoglobins A, A2, F and hemoglobin variants by HPLC.

Critical Results

N/A

Test Limitations

For confirmation and specific identification of uncommon hemoglobin variants (non-S/non-C), an additional specimen must be submitted to Laboratory Referral Services for sendout to reference laboratory.

Fee Code

N/A

Synonyms

Hemoglobin Screen; Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Stability: Room Temp

3 days

Stability: Refrigerated

7 days

Stability: Frozen

n/a

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Transport room temperature  (15 – 25°C).

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL
Microcontainer =0.25 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Monday – Friday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

CPT

83021

Method Name

High Performance Liquid Chromatography
(HPLC)

Reference Values

No variants detected at any age.
Results are subject to ordering physician’s interpretation for identification of common hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias.

Reject Due To

N/A

Additional Information

N/A

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A