Haemoglobin H Body detection

Haemoglobin H and other unstable haemoglobins readily denature under oxidative stress to form intra cellular inclusion bodies. Hb H bodies are looked for in samples from patients that are suspected of having alpha thalassaemia trait, Hb H disease or an unstable haemoglobin.
Reference range: 

Interpretive comment.

Sample type and Volume required: 
Minimum 1 ml EDTA blood. If required will be performed as part of Sickle Cell and Thalssaemia Screen.
Turnaround time: 
5 working days
Storage and transport: 
Test can be performed on samples up to 3 days old providing the sample has been kept refrigerated
Please contact Business Development for pricing enquiries
Time limit for extra tests: 
Depends on tests required. Contact laboratory for further details.
Red Cell Centre - Protein Laboratory
020 3299 2455
c/o Central Specimen Reception
Blood Sciences Laboratory
Ground Floor Bessemer Wing
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.30pm
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

Print as a PDF

Last updated: 08/01/2020