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 Recent changes for Thalassaemia Gene Testing

Recent changes for Thalassaemia Gene Testing
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24th December 2021
Request Group

MON

MON, THL, FBE, IS

Thalassaemia Gene Testing

Alternative Names:Alpha Thalassaemia Gene testing/analysis
Beta Thalassaemia Gene Testing/analysis
Thalassaemia DNA studies
Alpha gene analysis
Haemoglobin (Hb) DNA analysis
Haemoglobin sequencing
Haemoglobinopathy DNA
Hb DNA
Laboratory:Molecular
Test Code:MON, THL, FBE, IS
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

2 x EDTA lavender top tube required for thalassaemia testing (1x Hb Electrophoresis, 1x DNA testing if required)

1 x Serum gold top tube

Please register THL, FBE and IS panel when for all thalassaemia screens.

If the word gene or DNA is used in the request, this is for genetic test. Thalassaemia genetic test is performed at Monash, register as MON.

FBE, iron studies and Hb electrophoresis results must be sent together with second EDTA tube.

All samples requiring DNA analysis will be packaged up by the scientist prior ro handing over to the sendaway department for sendout.

ONLY use this code if the word gene or DNA is used in the request. Otherwise use HBF (haemoglobin electrophoresis).

Patient needs to provided Australian Medicare number and Victoria address for state goverment grant (No charge). For Overseas residents with Victorian address a bill will be issued.

FBE, ferritin and heamoglobin electrophoresis results are required to be sent to Monash to finalise the result.

Specimen Types:EDTA
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Monash Pathology
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack