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Test Code BGCOM Beta-Globin Complete

Specimen Required

5 mL whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

3 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 8 days Refrigerated: 8 days Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Received frozen

Report Available

16 days

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: EDTA (royal-blue) tube
Other Acceptable Container: Sodium heparin (green-top) tube ACD solution A (yellow-top) tube

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Reference Values

See Laboratory Report

Day(s) Performed

Mon, Thurs a.m.

CPT Codes


Alias/See Also

Beta-Thalassemia Mutation Analysis


Whole blood: Normal phlebotomy procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship ambient immediately.  Do not freeze. 

Extracted DNA is not an acceptable specimen type. 
Chorionic villi samples are no longer acceptable.