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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHBSC
Diagnostic Use / Indications

For the detection of a thalassaemia or abnormal haemoglobin.

For a thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy screen for immigration purposes refer to Immigration Thalassaemia Screen.

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen2 x 4.0mL EDTA (Lavender)
Paediatric Specimen1 x 3.0mL EDTA (Lavender)
Sample Delivery to Labambient temperature, 4C if overnight
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionspreferred aliquot 2 x 4.0mL EDTA whole blood minimum aliquot 2mL EDTA whole blood
Aliquot Transport to CHLambient temperature, 4C if overnight
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentHaematology - Special Tests
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0373 | x80373
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, 0800 - 1700
Turnaround Time3 - 10 days
Additional Information

A haemoglobinopathy screen comprises of a combination of the following tests: Alpha Thalassaemia Screen, Heinz bodies, Hb A2, Hb F, Hb alkaline electrophoresis, Hb stability, abnormal Hb quantitation, Hb acid electrophoresis, sickling test, with each constituent priced individually. The combination of tests performed and the overall price varies depending on the abnormality detected.

If necessary the sample may be referred for alpha globin gene deletion analysis, globin gene sequencing or mass spectrometry analysis to confirm a diagnosis.


 

Delphic Number Test Number1502

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