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Test Code THAL SCRN Thalassemia Screen

Important Note

Test includes hemoglobin electrophoresis and Thalassemia workup interpretation. Test may reflex to include Hgb A2, Hgb F, ZPP, BCB Prep, Hgb Electrophoresis Confirmation, and Variant Hgb.

Clinical System Name

Thalassemia Screen

Synonyms

%A2
A2 Hemoglobin
A2 Quant
Hemoglobin A2 Quant
Percent A2
Thal Screen
hemoglobinopathy evaluation

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 3 mL

Minimum Vol: 5 Lavender/ EDTA Microtainers

 

Note:  If sample is short, accept sample anyway - DO NOT QNS, RCD Lab will do as many tests as possible.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: If sample is short, accept sample anyway - DO NOT QNS, RCD Lab will do as many tests as possible. CPA refrigerator sendouts rack

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

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

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 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

None specified

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: 2.5 mL whole blood

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83020

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Thalassemia Reflexive Panel
Reference Test Number: THLRO
Instructions: Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.