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Lab Test Dictionary

Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation (35489X)


High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Electrophoresis


Hemoglobin Electrophoresis; HGB Varients; HB S; Hemoglobin F; HGB Evaluation; Hemoglobin S; HB A2; HGB Electrophoresis; Hemoglobin Varients; Hemoglobin A2; Thalassemia Screen; HB F

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4-6 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Patent age and ethnicity are necessary for proper interpretation. Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 6 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Frozen whole blood

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

ALL specimens for this test need to be packaged and submitted to Quest in a Hematopathology Specimen Transport box ONLY.

Included Tests

Hemoglobin A1, Fetal Hemoglobin, Hemoglobin A2 and any hemoglobin variants, Red Blood Cell Count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH and RDW

CPT Codes

83021, 85014, 85018, 85041