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Hemoglobinopathy Screen

Source Blood
Mnemonic HBELEC
Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes (second EDTA is used to perform a CBC)
AND 1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube is also acceptable.

Pediatric: 2 lavender top EDTA microcollection tubes (second EDTA microcollection tube is used to perform a CBC)
AND 1 light green (mint) top PST microcollection tube.

For stat requests on weekends and off hours, ordering physician MUST contact Hematopathologist on call to obtain approval for test.

Specimen Handling Specimen must be accompanied by a copy of the original requisition. (Exception: If test is ordered in SCM, a copy of the requisition is not required.)
Additional Information

Screen Includes: CBC, Ferritin, Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Hgb A, Hgb A2, Hgb F.

Extra-Regional:
- Perform CBC, Ferritin, Iron and Iron Binding Capacity on site; fax results to 403-270-0596.
- Send sample for "Hemoglobin Electrophoresis"
- If Ferritin, Iron and Iron Binding Capacity not tested on site, send samples and separate requisition for these tests only, to CLS.

For inquiries call 403-944-8070

Indicate patient's ethnic origin on requisition.

Testing Location Special Hematology
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday 07:00-16:15
Alternate Name(s) Fetal Hemoglobin Quantitative, Hb A2 Quantitation, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin F, Hemoglobin H Stain (H Bodies), Hemoglobin S Level, Hemoglobin S Quantitation, Thalassemia Screen
Reference Interval