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Hemoglobinopathy evaluation

Lab Section: 

Special Hematology

 

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

 

Test ID: 

LAB288

 

Synonyms: 

HGBSC Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Hgb Screen Sickle Cell Screen,Adult Hemoglobin EP

Methodology: 

Capillary Electrophoresis

Schedule: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported: 

10 Days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.5 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1mL
Transport: Deliver immediately to lab.
Unacceptable conditions: Frozen and Hemolyzed samples
Stability: Room temperature: 48 Hours Refrigerated: 1 week

 

 

 

Notes: 

Reflex criteria: CBCNO will reflex if CBC is absent for the 24 hours of draw. First time abnormal: reflex to hemoglobin electrophoresis and MD interpretation. Clinical Indications: Suspected hemoglobinopathy. Quantitates hemoglobins S,A,F,C and other hemoglobins present. If first time abnormal, reflex testing with acetate and agar hemoglobin electrophoresis is performed. Reflex testing will require an additional 3-5 days to complete.

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Hemoglobin F

[LRR13952]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 31 Days

Any

45.0

90.0 %

31 Days up to 2 Months

Any

30.0

60.0 %

2 Months up to 6 Months

Any

5.0

20.0 %

6 Months up to 999 Years

Any

0.0

2.0 %

 

Hemoglobin A [LRR13942]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 31 Days

Any

6.0

50.0 %

31 Days up to 2 Months

Any

35.0

65.0 %

2 Months up to 6 Months

Any

75.0

95.0 %

6 Months up to 999 Years

Any

94.0

100.0 %

Hemoglobin A2 [LRR13945]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 years

Any

0.0

4.0 %

 

Hemoglobin A2 Variant [LRR22811]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

Hemoglobin H [LRR13956]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

Hemoglobin S [LRR13959]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

Hemoglobin Bart's [LRR13948]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

 

 

Hemoglobin C [LRR13949]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

Hemoglobin D [LRR13950]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

 

 

Hemoglobin E [LRR13951]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

Hemoglobin (Other) [LRR13941]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days up to 999 Years

Any

0 %

CPT Code(s): 

83021

 

Last Changed:

Last Reviewed : 

 

9/12/2018 10:02 AM

9/12/2018 10:02 AM