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. ALL Thalassaemia DNA analysis must be approved by the Haematology Scientist, Registrar or Consultant first. DO NOT SEND TO MONASH DIRECTLY FROM CSR. All samples requiring DNA analysis will be packaged up by the scientist prior to handing over to the sendaway department for sendout.
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.