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Test ID: AGPB    
Alpha-Globin Gene Analysis

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

9499

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of alpha-thalassemia

 

Prenatal diagnosis of deletional alpha-thalassemia

 

Carrier screening for individuals from high-risk populations for alpha-thalassemia

 

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

Deletions and duplications only.

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
AFCAmniotic Fluid Culture/Genetic TestYesNo
MCCMaternal Cell Contamination, BYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For prenatal specimens only: If amniotic fluid (non-confluent cultured cells) is received, amniotic fluid culture/genetic test will be added and charged separately. For any prenatal specimen that is received, maternal cell contamination studies will be added.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Dosage Analysis by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA)/Luminex Technology

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Alpha-Globin Gene Analysis

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Alpha Thalassemia
HBA1
HBA2
Hemoglobin Bart
Hemoglobin-H Disease
Hydrops Fetalis
Thalassemia, Alpha
Alpha Globin
Constant Spring
Saudi