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Alpha Thalassemia by PCR

Source Blood
Mnemonic ATHALPCR
Use orderable for samples from laboratories outside the Calgary Zone received with special third-party "Alpha Thalassemia" requisition .  For samples received with any other requisition, refer to Hemoglobinopathy Screen.
Specimen Requirements 1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Specimen Handling

Send specimens UNSPUN at room temperature to DSC Molecular Hematology.

DSC Accession: after 16:30, store at 4oC.

Additional Information This test is for samples from laboratories outside the Calgary Zone (e.g. DynaLife Dx) received with special third-party "Alpha Thalassemia" requisition .  For samples received with any other requisition, refer to Hemoglobinopathy Screen.
Testing Location Molecular Hematology
Testing Frequency Bi-weekly.
Alternate Name(s) Alpha globin gene deletion analysis by Gap PCR
Reference Interval