HEMOGLOBLINOPATHY INVESTIGATION - (B)
Test Code: HEL
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.
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
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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)
Blood: 12.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 2.7 mL
For pediatric and neonate collections, collect capillary blood.
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.