Haemoglobinopathy Screen

Description: 
The haemoglobinopathy screen by HPLC is used in conjuction with clinical details and results of the FBC to identify Haemoglobin variants and thalassaemias. All Hb variants detected are confirmed by a secondary method. This screen is commonly used in antenatal screening, pre-operative screening and to provide HbS% for transfused sickle cell patients.
Clinical details: 
Screen for haemoglobin variants and thalassaemias
Reference range: 

n/a

Synonyms or keywords: 
Sickle test, HbS%, Hb electrophoresis, haemoglobin electrophoresis, thalassaemia screen, SICK, HPLC, haemoglobinopathy, variant identification, sickle, antenatal screen
Sample type and Volume required: 
Whole Blood
Turnaround time: 
3 working days
Storage and transport: 
EDTA
Contacts:
Special Haematology Department at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
St Thomas’ Hospital
5th Floor - North Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Telephone - 0207 188 8189

Guy’s Hospital
4th Floor - Southwark Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Telephone - 020 7188 3421

Red Cell Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (adult):
jo.howard@gstt.nhs.uk and rachel.kesse-adu@gstt.nhs.uk
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (paediatric): baba.inusa@gstt.nhs.uk and maria.pelidis@gstt.nhs.uk
Red Cell Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Technical Advisory Service
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
yvonne.daniel@viapath.co.uk
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 17/12/2018