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Electrophoresis

 

Hemoglobin A1c (Hgb)
 
 
TEST : Electrophoresis (Hgb)
 
OTHER TEST REQUEST NAME:
• Hb electrophoresis
• Hgb electrophoresis
• Thalassemia electrophoresis
• Hemoglobinopathy electrophoresis
• Hemoglobin fractionation
 
TEST COMPOSITION :
• Hemoglobin A
• Hemoglobin A2
 
INTENDED USE:
• Used to evaluate the types of hemoglobin present in the blood.
• Useful in the diagnosis of thalassemias.
 
METHODOLOGY:
Capillary Electrophoresis
 
LABORATORY SECTION:
Serology
 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/PATIENT PREPARATIONS:
No patient preparation necessary.
 
COLLECTION/SAMPLE CONTAINER:
EDTA (purple top)
 
SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT
Note: Follow tube manufacturer recommendation. :
2 mL EDTA whole blood
 
ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT:
Not applicable
 
SPECIMEN STABILITY
•   ROOM TEMPERATURE (15-25°C) :
Not applicable
 
•   REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C) :
7 Days
 
•   FREEZER TEMPERATURE (-20°C) :
Not applicable
 
TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE:
Transport specimen at 2 – 8 °C (with cold packs)
 
REJECTION CRITERIA :
• Improperly labeled specimens
• Incorrect collection tube used
• Hemolyzed specimens
• Lipemic specimens
• Quantity not sufficient
• Specimen transported outside the required temperature.
 
RUNNING DAY :
Batch Running
 
CUT OFF TIME :
No Cut Off
 
TAT/RELEASING OF RESULTS :
• 14 Working Days (excluding Saturday, Sundays and holidays)
 
REFERENCE INTERVAL/RESULT INTERPRETATION:
Hb A: 95-98%
Hb A2: 2-3%
 
LIMITATIONS/INTERFERENCES :
• Cold agglutinins
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS):
Not applicable

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