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Alpha Thalassemia 7 deletions

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB5834 
Methodology: PCR/Gel Electrophoresis
Schedule: Mon, Thu
Reported: 10-15 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 ml Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 ml.
Stability: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable


Clinical Indications: Suspected alpha thalassemia by HPLC. Acceptable first-tier genetic test for confirmation of suspected alpha thalassemia or alpha thalassemia trait. Assesses for seven common alpha globin gene deletions.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 81257
Last Changed: 10/04/2016 16:57:12
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 02:58:15