Tube TypePurple (EDTA)
Reporting Units%
Reference RangeA2
AvailabilityNDDH 9:00-17:30
Target turnaround time3 days
Special requirements & notesConsent is required from a patient before this test is undertaken. Consent can either be included as part of the Family Origin Questionnaire form, or from the patient’s GP after speaking to the patient and explaining the nature of the test and implications of the result.
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required1 tube, must be full
If delayed transport to lab, store:In refrigerator 2 – 8oC
Factors affecting result interpretation
Time limit for add on testAdd on test not possible.
Pathology disciplineHaematology
‘Lab Tests Online’ linkhttps://labtestsonline.org.uk/tests/haemoglobinopathy-evaluation

Last updated: June 22, 2021