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Test Code HB Elect Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Clinical System Name

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Synonyms

Electrophoresis Hemoglobin
Hb Elect

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA, Lavender/EDTA Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.5 mL

 

Note: Macro samples preferred

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Refrigerate whole blood in CPA refrigerator sendouts rack.

If a variant Hemoglobin is detected, confirmatory citrate agar electrophoresis will be performed as required for diagnosis.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood Room temp  
  Refrigerated 5 d
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N 3 -4 times/week 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center

Department

Department:  

Harborview Medical Center

Room GWH47; 325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
 

Phone Number: (206) 744-3451

 

 

Reference Range

 

Reference values accompany patient report.
 

Methodology

Method: Isolectric Focusing

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83020

Special Instructions

Links to:

Consent Forms

Algorithms

Requisition

Req

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Hemoglobin Electrophoresis (Isoelectric Focusing)
Reference Test Number: HBELEC
Instructions: Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.