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Haemoglobinopathy Screening

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Discipline: Haematology

Test information: Haematology offers a full haemoglobinopathy screening service in association with The Department of Haematology, Torbay Hospital,
A basic screen using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) capillary electrophoresis is used to give Hb A, HbA2 and HbF levels with identification of abnormal haemoglobins such as sickle cell, or Hb C.
This technique is also used in the diagnosis of alpha and beta thalassaemias.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
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Haemoglobinopathy Screening
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Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
A full DNA analysis of globin chains is available for sub-typing haemoglobinopathies such as in alpha thalassemia.
This is performed at the discretion of the Consultant Haematologist.
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UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024