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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHBSC
Diagnostic Use / Indications

An initial screen for the detection of a thalassaemia or abnormal haemoglobin for immigration purposes.

Constituent TestsAlpha Thalassaemia Screen ;Haemoglobin A2, Blood ;Haemoglobin F (HPLC), Blood ;Hb alkaline electrophoresis, Blood ;
External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

To aid in interpretation of the thalassaemia screen a copy of the full blood count should be provided with the request. If results of a full blood count are not provided a repeat blood count may be added to the thalassaemia screen at an additional cost to the patient or requesting lab.

Patient Specimen1 x 4.0mL EDTA
Paediatric Specimen1 x 3.0mL EDTA
Sample Delivery to Labambient temperature, 4C if overnight
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionspreferred aliquot 1 x 4mL EDTA whole blood minimum aliquot 2mL EDTA whole blood
Aliquot Transport to CHLambient temperature, 4C if overnight
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentHaematology - Special Tests
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0373 | x80373
Test AvailabilityMon-Fri, 0800-1700
Turnaround Time3-10 days
Additional Information

An immigration thalassaemia screen comprises of the following tests: Alpha Thalassaemia Screen, Hb A2, Hb F, Hb alkaline electrophoresis. A copy of the full blood count is required to aid in interpretation of the thalassaemia screen.

Abnormal results will have an interpretative comment added to the report. Specific recommendations for further tests will be made and if necesary a repeat sample will be requested. If additional recommended tests are required by the Medical Examiner, the patient will be required to pay for the extra specified tests before the laboratory will proceed further.

 

Delphic Number Test Number1502

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