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


Sunquest Code:AGSQDD  
Epic Code:LAB6834Epic Name:Alpha Globin Seq and Deletion and Duplication
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction; sequencing/Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 14-24 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.
Compliance:

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. Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.

Associated Links:

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



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (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:Stability: 72 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2011708


Interpretive

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


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