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83021, 85014, 85018, 85041
Hemoglobin A1, Fetal Hemoglobin, Hemoglobin A2 and any hemoglobin variants, Red Blood Cell Count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, RDW
Whole blood from a full EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Patient age and ethnicity are necessary for proper interpretation. Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.
EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen whole blood
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) followed by, if necessary, Alkaline and Acid Hemoglobin Electrophoresis on Agarose Gel
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The detection and proper identification of hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias is an important aspect of the evaluation of patients with anemia, microcytosis and erythrocytosis.
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, HGB Variants, HB S, Hemoglobin F, HGB Evaluation, Hemoglobin S, HB A2, HGB Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin Variants, Hemoglobin A2, Thalassemia Screen, HB F
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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