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Test Code HASEQ Alpha Hemoglobin DNA Sequence

Clinical System Name

Alpha Hemoglobin DNA Sequence



Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


Note: Yellow top/ACD are acceptable. Buccal cells are acceptable for transplant patients. For other specimen types contact the UW Genetics Lab (206) 598-6429.

Processing Instructions

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

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2-4 C

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


Off-site collection: Do not spin or separate specimen. Tranpsort refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  
  Refrigerated 1 w



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


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Genetics Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department:  Send Outs


Phone Number: (206) 987-2563



Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.



Method: None None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes



Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Alpha Hemoglobin DNA Sequence
Reference Test Number: HASEQ
Instructions: Send out M - Fwith the UW courier.