Capillary Electrophoresis; Multiplex PCR
Hydrops Fetalis; Alpha-Globin Rare Deletion/Duplication; Hemoglobin Barts Hydrops Fetalis; Alpha-Globin Gene Triplication; Alpha-Globin Gene Number; Hemoglobin H Disease; Alpha-Thalassemia
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
3-5 mL Whole Blood
Whole blood collected in a sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top), or an ACD Solution B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable. Provide family history; For prenatal diagnosis with a fetal specimen: 1) Parents must be documented carriers of one of the mutations tested. 2) Maternal blood or DNA must be available. 3) Contact the laboratory genetic counselor before submission. Provide clinical information (MCV, blood work, age, alpha globin mutations detected, ethnicity).
Room Temp: 8 Days; Refrigerated: 8 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Samples received frozen
5 mL Whole Blood
3 mL Whole Blood
Insurance authorization required prior to draw for Outpatients. MJ Approval required for Inpatients.