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Haemoglobin Electrophoresis (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Hb F
Hb H
HbA2
Foetal Haemoglobin
Thalassaemia screen
Antenatal Thalassaemia screen
Hb Electrophoresis
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:HBF
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Dedicated EDTA specimen required. Do not aliquot. Second blood tube to be sent to the core laboratory.

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

Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mLEDTA 3 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:3 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Two (2x) collection tubes required

Ethnic origin must be stated to allow appropriate testing.

Retrospective testing within 7 days.

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Method:

Reference Range:

Hb A2   1.8 - 3.5%

Hb F      <1.0%