Test performed by the
Special Haematology laboratory:
For results, use ward computer or phone Lablink: 22000 or (09) 307-8995 or 0800 522 758 .
Specimen Collection 1 mL EDTA Blood 500 uL Paediatric EDTA Whole Blood
Please provide relevant clinical details on the request form including recent transfusion history.
If sample is being sent to LabPlus from outside the Auckland area, please provide recent FBC results and iron studies.
Turnaround Time: Within 1 week Diagnostic Use and Interpretation
The study is useful for identifying most cases of thalassaemia and haemoglobin variants. Any significant finding will be commented on in the report.
Haemoglobinopathy screen routinely includes:
Alpha Thalassaemia Screen
Haemoglobin A2 quantitation
Follow up tests performed as appropriate, or on request, include:
Fetal Red Cells(Kleihauer stain for HbF)
Haemoglobin Barts(for detection of alpha-thalassaemia in cord blood)
Sickle Cell Test
For further information contact the Special Haematology laboratory (Ext 22065) or:
Dr Edward Theakston 027 459 7181 Dr Anna Ruskova 021 316 991 Dr Nicola Eaddy 021 244 8301 Dr Peter Bradbeer 021 241 8934 Dr Lochie Teague 021 723 069