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ID:286 Haemoglobinopathy Screen
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DescriptionDetection & identification of haemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia
IndicationPre-operative and antenatal screening
Additional InfoAnalysis by HPLC to detect thalassaemia & haemoglobin variants. Haemoglobin A2 levels & haemoglobin F levels also reported. Abnormal results confirmed by further testing.
Concurrent TestsFBC
Dietary Requirements
InterpretationNormal ranges: HbA2 1.7 - 3.3%, HbF 0.1 - 1.0%, HbF (in preganacy) 0.1 - 5.0%

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsCannot be analysed if taken within 4 months of a red cell transfusion.
Min. Vol0.5 mL

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
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Ref. Range Notes
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentAbnormal results to be confirmed by further testing - this may take up to 12 weeks.

Originally edited by : RJAR. Review due on 02/02/2019 16:59:25. Published By RJAR on 02/02/2018 16:59:25.