The Molecular Hematology division performs:
- Advanced biochemical (protein) and molecular (gene) analysis for disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis including: carrier detection for hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease subtyping by VWF multimer analysis, and inherited risk factors for thrombosis (factor V Leiden and factor II polymorphism analysis)
- Molecular analysis by RT-PCR (qualitative) and real-time PCR (quantitative) for diagnosis and monitoring of patients with hematologic malignancies including: CML, ALL and APL
- Molecular analysis of hematopoietic cell chimerism by short tandem repeat (STR) after bone marrow/stem cell transplantation
- Mutation detection in genes linked to prognosis of patients with normal karyotype AML (FLT3, NPM1, and CEBPA)
- Molecular detection of JAK2 V617F mutation related to myeloproliferative neoplasms
- GAP PCR for detection of HBA1, HBA2 deletional variants in alpha thalassemia
For questions related to the services provided by Molecular Hematology, call 403-770-3699.
Regular hours of operation (exclusive of statutory holidays): 0730-1630h Monday to Friday
Completing the Test Request Form
See Molecular Hematology Requisition
Specimen Labeling Criteria
All specimens must be labeled with the following information fixed to the specimen container:
- Patient's last name and given name
- Date of birth
- Hospital or provincial health care number
- Date and time of collection
If specimens are not labeled or are mislabeled, a recollection may be necessary, resulting in a delay in processing.
For specimen requirements and handling instructions refer to individual tests in the above alphabetical list.