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Test Code HGBEH Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation without Hemogram

Additional Codes

Quest: 135651

Epic: LAB3156

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole blood (EDTA)

Collection Container/Type: Lavedner tube (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Additional Information: If only normal Hemoglobins are detected, the results will be reported within 24 hours. However, if any abnormal Hemoglobins are present that require additional testing, turnaround time may take as long as 5 days. Specimens for Hemoglobin by HPLC are stable for 7 days at refrigerator temperature. However, if Hemogram is needed for accurate interpretation, the Hemogram portion is only stable for 3 days from the time of collection at refrigerator temperature.

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Report Available

1 day

Method Name

Electrophoresis • High Performance Liquid Chromatography • Solubility

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153


Hemoglobin A; Hemoglobin F; Hemoglobin A2 (Quant); Hemoglobin A2 Prime; Hemoglobin S; Hemoglobin C; Hemoglobin D; Hemoglobin G; Hemoglobin Lepore; Hemoglobin E; Hemoglobin O-Arab; Hemoglobin Barts; Variant Hemoglobin; Sickle Cell Screen; Hemoglobin F, Differential Staining; Fetal Hemoglobulin


Hemoglobin variant identification by HPLC and a hemogram. All reports include either a technical comment or pathologist's interpretation. If additional testing is necessary to identify rarer variants, tests will be performed as required at an additional charge.

Day(s) Performed

Monday - Friday