HEMOGLOBINOPATHY EVALUATION

Components
Detects hemoglobin variants including Hemoglobin S, Hemoglobin C, and others. Quantitates Hemoglobin A2 for thalassemia assessment.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 5.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Methodology
Capillary Electrophoresis
HPLC as needed

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
A1:   96.5%-97.8%  
A2:   2.2%-3.2%  
Hgb F:   <2%  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHGBE
CPT-4 Code (s)
83020
LOINC Codes
Hemoglobin A1:   4547-6  
Hemoglobin A2:   4551-8  
Hemoglobin F:   4576-5  
Hemoglobin S:   4625-0  
Hemoglobin C:   4563-3  
Interpretation:   78748-1  

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