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Lab Dept:

Hematology

Test Name:

HEMOGLOBIN S, QUANTITATIVE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

HGBS

Synonyms:

Sickle cell screen, rapid

CPT Codes:

83021 – Hemoglobin fractionation and quantitation; chromatography (e.g., A2, S, C and/or F)

Test Includes:

Hemoglobin S reported as positive or negative.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for monitoring therapy for sickle-cell disease.

Lab Testing Sections:

Hematology – Sendouts

Referred to:

Fairview University Diagnostic Laboratories (Test HGBS)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

Performed Monday - Friday; results are reported same day

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Lavender (EDTA) top tube

Draw Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) EDTA blood

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine venipuncture. Mix thoroughly by gentle inversion.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do Not centrifuge. Send specimen in original collection container. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Improper tube; clotted specimen; underfilled tube; overfilled tube; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Reported as positive or negative

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Automated High Performance Liquid Chromatography

References:

Harmening DH (1997) Clinical Hematology and Fundamentals of Hemostasis, 3rd ed

Fairview University Diagnostic Laboratories July 2013

Updates:

11/3/2006: Test moved from Mayo Medical Laboratories to Fairview.



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