Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen


Test Information

Test Name

Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen

Synonyms

Haemoglobin (Hb) Electrophoresis; HEPP; Haemoglobin type identification; Haemoglobin variants; Hb electrophoresis; Thalassaemia trait; HbF; Haemoglobin F; Haemoglobin S; Sickle cell; Alkali denaturation test; HBA2 Quantification; Variant Hb; Haemaglobin heat stability test

Department

Haematology

Preferred Specimen

EDTA x 2 (Whole Blood) & SST

Testing Location

PLW

Clinical Update

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Processing Information

Registration Code

THA

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge EDTA

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send 1x EDTA to PLW; CBC & HbH done inhouse

- Whakatane

Send 1x EDTA to PLW; CBC & HbH done inhouse

- Rotorua

Send 1x EDTA to PLW; CBC & HbH done inhouse

- Taupo

Send 1x EDTA to PLW; CBC done inhouse


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

5 days

Interpretations

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Contact Information

alan.neal@pathlab.co.nz