Hemoglobin Evaluation Reflexive Cascade


Sunquest Code:HBCAS  
Epic Code:LAB6588Epic Name:Hemoglobin Evaluation Reflex Cascade
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Electrophoresis/RBC solubility/Polymerase chain reaction/Fluorescence resonance energy transfer/Sequencing
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; result reporting varies with patient diagnosis.
Special Instructions:Patient history form, including information from a recent CBC, is required for interpretation.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole Blood
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store in refrigerator. Do not share specimen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2005792


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Optimal test for the initial and confirmatory diagnosis of any suspected hemoglobinopathy. A faculty hematopathologist personally directs and interprets each stage of testing to completion. A comprehensive report is provided. Do not use for the follow-up of an individual with a known diagnosis.


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