Laboratory: Hematology
Test Name:
HEMOGLOBLINOPATHY INVESTIGATION - (B)
Test Code: HEL
Clinical Information:
Test  performed at:  St. Boniface General Hospital, Hematology
 
Referrals must include results from a CBC, a freshly made unstained peripheral blood film, and a sample (or results) for ferritin assay,  with a completed requisition with clinical information and ordering physician contact information.  Samples should be stored and shipped at refrigerated temperature.
 
Collection Devices:
Preferred Devices:
2 - EDTA 4 mL NO GEL Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection  - Adults:  2 - EDTA 4 mL NO GEL tube (1 for Hemoglobin Electrophoresis and 1 for CBC)
ALSO require 1 - Li Heparin 4 mL for Ferritin
- And -
3 - Microtainer(s) - EDTA, NO GEL (0.5 mL) to fill line  - Pediatrics:  3 Microtainers - EDTA NO GEL (2 for Hemoglobin Electrophoresis and 1 for CBC) ALSO require 2 microtainers - Li Heparin PST (0.6 mL) for Ferritin
Neonates:  3 EDTA Microtainers only (no ferritin testing)
Specimen Required:
Blood: 12.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 2.7 mL

For pediatric and neonate collections, collect capillary blood.

 
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
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Availability:
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More Information:
Forward to SBH Hematology, L4006.  Samples should be stored and shipped at refrigerated temperature.  Clinical information section of the requisition must be completed.  Samples for electrophoresis must be less than 5 days from the time of collection.