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.
Ethnic origin must be stated to allow appropriate testing.
Retrospective testing within 7 days.
Hb A2 1.8 - 3.5%
Hb F <1.0%