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Test Code HGBEV Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

Additional Codes

Quest: 35489

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole blood (EDTA)

Collection Container/Type: Lavedner tube (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Additional Information: 

  1. Patient's age and ethnicity are necessary for proper interpretation.
  2. Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Rejection Due To

Frozen whole blood

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday - Saturday

Report Available

4-6 days

Method Name

Electronic Sizing and Counting/Cytometry

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) followed by, if necessary, Electrophoresis

CPT

83021, 85014, 85018, 85041

Includes

Hemoglobin A, Hemoglobin F, Hemoglobin, Hemoglobin A2 (Quant), Hemoglobin S, Hemoglobin C, Hemoglobin E and any hemoglobin variants, Red Blood Cell Count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, RDW

Aliases

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis,HGB Variants,HB S,Hemoglobin F,HGB Evaluation,Hemoglobin S,HB A2,HGB Electrophoresis,Hemoglobin Variants,Hemoglobin A2,Thalassemia Screen,HB F