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Haemoglobinopathy Screen
Also known as : [Thalassaemia Screen]


Blood
Test performed by: LabPLUS Special Haematology


Test performed by the Special Haematology laboratory: (Ext 22065) .
For results, use ward computer or phone Lablink:   22000 or (09) 307-8995 or 0800 522 758 .


Specimen Collection
EDTA1 mL EDTA Blood
EDTA500 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

Haemoglobin Chromatography

Haemoglobin F

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)

Haemoglobin Electrophoresis

Haemoglobin M

Haemoglobin Stability

Sickle Cell Test


Contact Information

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



Last updated at 09:44:47 14/08/2020