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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-Globin Common Mutation Analysis (11175)

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Synonyms

Alpha-Globin DNA Analysis,Thalassemia; Alpha DNA Mutation; Hemoglobin Barts Hydrops Fetalis; Alpha-Globin Gene Analysis; Alpha Thalassemia Gene Mutation Analysis; Thalassemia; Alpha DNA Analysis; Hemoglobin H Disease; Alpha Thalassemia DNA Screen; Alpha Thalassemia Trait; Alpha Thalassemia DNA Analysis; Alpha-Globin Gene Mutation Analysis; Alpha-Globin DNA Mutation Analysis; Alpha-Thalassemia

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB00912

Lab Test Days

Sunday

Standard TAT

7 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top), or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=30 Days; Refrigerated=30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Whole Blood


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients. No additional forms needed.


CPT Codes

81257


Revised

11-16-20

Initials

SL