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Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Order Name HGB ELECT
Test Number: 5000750
Revision Date 12/06/2019
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Clinical Pathology Request for Hgb Electrophoresis
Pathology Report  
RBC Indices for HGB Electrophoresis
Flow cytometry  
Hgb Electrophoresis order
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 5mL (4.5mL) Whole Blood EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Instructions Pediatric Minimum Volume is 1mL (Two Full EDTA Microtainers)
Well mix microtainers by gently inverting them up to 10 times.
Please provide a full tube for best results.
For weekend testing, please include hemogram results.
Specimen stability: Ambient= 24 hours, refrigerated= 5 days.
Testing Schedule MON, WED, FRI 
Expected TAT 3-6 Days  
Clinical Use Capillary Hemoglobin Electrophoresis is used to identify a large number of hemoglobin variants. 
Notes Pathologist interpretation will accompany results.
Order Code: [8511000] Clinical Pathology Report / Result Code: [8511000] Clinical Pathology Report

The following test may be added for cases with hemoglobin S as a reflex for confirmation.
Order Code: [0105700] Sickle Cell Solubility Test / Result Code: [0105700] Sickle Cell Solubility
CPT: 85660

The following test may be added for confirmation of other unusual hemoglobin variants.
Order Code: [0105575] High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) / Result Code(s): [Click Here]
CPT: 83021, 85014, 85018, 85041
CPT Code(s) 83020 (83020-26 for Pathology Interpretation)
Lab Section Immunology - Serology