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Test Code HBEVAL HEMOGLOBIN/THALASSEMIA EVALUATION

Important Note

Please supply most recent Hemagram (CBC) results, if available.

Samples on newborns under the age of 28 days are not acceptable for analysis by this method.

Capillary Electrophoresis is performed, if suspicious for abnormal hemoglobin an acid electrophoresis plate may be perfomed. If capillary electrophoresis is suspicious for hemoglobin S a hemoglobin S screen (Test Code: SIC) is performed.

Additional Codes

Primary Code

SQ Code

PRISM Code

Mayo Access Code

HBEVAL

HBEVAL LAB2059 FAH5636

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) Tube Whole Blood Refrigerate 2 mL 2 mL 0.5 mL 7 days

Do not spin tube.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday, Wednesday,Friday, run starts at 8 am / Same day / Not available STAT

Method

Capillary Electrophoresis

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis 83020
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Part B 83020.26

 

Instrumentation

See individual Tests.

Reference Range

Hgb A: 96.7 – 97.8%

Hgb A2: 2.2 – 3.2%

Hgb F: <2.0%

Interpretation: No abnormal hemoglobins identified

Section

Chemistry-2

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes