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. For antenatal Sickle Cell Thalassaemia screening, a Family Origin Questionnaire (FOQ) form MUST be completed at booking. If no completed FOQ is submitted with the samples, testing cannot be undertaken.

For GP requests, consent must be obtained by 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: August 19, 2022