Alpha Globin (HBA1 and HBA2) Sequencing and Duplication and Deletion

Abbrev Code:AGSQDD   
Order Code:LAB6834Order Name:Alpha Globin Seq and Deletion and Duplication
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction; sequencing/Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification
CPT Codes: 81259 x1, 81269 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 14-21 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.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form, Patient History for Hemoglobinopathy/Thalassemia Testing Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
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:2011708


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Comprehensive test for detection of alpha thalassemia or alpha thalassemia trait.

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