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Test ID: THEVP    
Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum
Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms:

1. Thalassemia/Hemoglobinopathy Patient Information Sheet (Supply T358) in Special Instructions

2. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (Supply T576) is available in Special Instructions.

3. If not ordering electronically, please submit a Hematopathology/Molecular Oncology Request Form (Supply T241) with the specimen.

 

Patient's age and sex are required. Include recent transfusion information.

 

Blood and serum are required.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 15 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as whole blood.

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as serum.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Blood: 2.5 mL/Serum: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated7 days
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated7 days