Alpha Thalassemia, (HBA1 & HBA2) 7 Deletions

Sunquest Code:ATHDEL  
Epic Code:LAB6668Epic Name:Alpha Thalassemia, (HBA1 & HBA2) 7 Deletions
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction; gel electrophoresis
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 7-10 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors. Include a recent CBC and a completed Patient History for Hemoglobinopathy/Thalassemia Testing form. (see Associated Links) with the patient's sample.

The performance characteristics of this test were validated by ARUP Laboratories, Inc. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. ARUP is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and by all states to perform high-complexity testing.

Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form, ARUP Patient History Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week at room temperature; 1 month refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51495


Reference Range:By report.
Use:First-tier genetic test for confirmation of suspected alpha thalassemia.

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