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HAEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 mL EDTA blood

Storage and Transport

Method

​Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis Hb A, Hb A2 and Hb F by HPLC. May include agar gel electrophoresis if results so warrant

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Hb A:- 0 – 30 days: 10 – 40%; > 6 months: 95 – 98%

Hb A2:- 0 – 30 days: < 0.1%; > 1 year: 2.3 – 3.3%

Hb F:- 0 – 30 days: 70 – 90%; > 2 years: 0.1 – 1.4%

Turnaround Time

​2 – 3 days (identification of abnormal variants will take longer)

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

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