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Test Code Beta Hg Seq Beta Hemoglobin Sequencing

Clinical System Name

Beta Hemoglobin Sequencing


Beta Hb
Hb Beta

Beta Globin


Sample Requirements

Whole blood is preferred


Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA, Yellow/ACD A

Preferred Vol: 5.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 2.0 mL


Specimen: Extracted DNA

Container(s): Sterile Plastic Tube

Preferred Vol: 30 ul at a concentration of 100ng/ul concentration

Minimum Vol: 20 ul at a concentration of 100ng/ul


Note:  For other specimen types contact the UW Genetics Lab (598-6429).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues

Spin: N


Temp: RT

Storage location: Do not spin or separate specimen. Store whole blood affixed with a large computer label in the CPA room temp send outs rack.


Off-site collection: Do not spin or separate specimen. Transport at room temperature.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp 3 d
Whole blood Refrigerated 7 d
Whole blood Frozen N
Extracted DNA Room temp 3-4 d
Extracted DNA Refrigerated 1 y
Extracted DNA Frozen Indefinitely



STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily, performed weekly at UW 3 w


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine



University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number: (206) 598-6066 or (206) 598-6429



Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.





Method: Sequences the coding regions and introns of the beta-globin gene (HBB) in both directions, identifies hemoglobin variants that are not easily diagnosed by electrophoresis/HPLC and can determine the cause of beta-thalassemia.

Analytical Volume: None specified


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Beta Hemoglobin DNA Sequencing
Reference Test Number: HBSEQ
Instructions: Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.