Hemoglobinopathy / Thalassemia Cascade


Abbrev Code:ELB   
Order Code:LAB1086Order Name:Hemoglobinopathy / Thalassemia Cascade
Synonyms:Hemoglobin Variant
Methodology:Capillary electrophoresis/gel electrophoresis
CPT Codes: 83020 x1, 83020 x1, 83021 x1, 83021 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed twice weekly. Results are reported within 6 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1.0 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Collect purple (EDTA) tube. Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen (-80°C).
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Sebia B) 


Interpretive

Reference Range:6-12 months
Hemoglobin A2: 2.0-3.2%
Hemoglobin F: 2.0-7.0%

>1 Year
Hemoglobin A2: 2.2-3.5%
Hemoglobin F: 0.0-2.0%
Use:Used for the detection of hemoglobinopathies.


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