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Test Code HGBELP Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, LAB2529

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Acceptable: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL of EDTA or lithium heparin whole blood

Stability: Store samples at 2 to 8 °C for up to 5 days.

Collection Instructions: Avoid tubes with iodoacetate.

Reference Values

Predominantly hemoglobin A

Useful For

Useful in the detection of abnormal hemoglobins which is of major importance in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies in patients who exhibit a wide range of symptoms.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83020