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Test Name:Alpha-globin gene analysis
Test Number:12674
Collect:3.0mL EDTA whole blood - lavender
Minimum Volume:1.0mL EDTA whole blood - lavender
Alternate Collect:3.0mL ACD or heparin whole blood
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Ambient (preferred) - 96 hours
Refrigerated - 96 hours
Alternate Names:AGPB
Alpha Globin
Alpha Thalassemia
Constant Spring
Hemoglobin Bart
Hemoglobin-H Disease
Hydrops Fetalis
Thalassemia, Alpha
Performing Lab:Mayo Clinic Laboratories (ATHAL); R-MM
Days Set Up:2x per week
Expected TAT:12 - 14 days
Ref. Ranges:An interpretive report will be provided.
Processing Details:
Useful for:
- Diagnosis of alpha-thalassemia
  - Prenatal diagnosis of deletional alpha-thalassemia
  - Carrier screening for individuals from high-risk populations for alpha-thalassemia

Prenatal specimens can be sent Monday through Thursday and must be received by 5 p.m. CST on Friday in order to be processed appropriately.

All prenatal specimens must be accompanied by a maternal blood specimen.
Order MATCC / Maternal Cell Contamination, Molecular Analysis on the maternal specimen.
Method:Dosage Analysis by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA)/Luminex Technology
CPT Codes:81269
Date Created:01/26/2017
Revised Date:11/08/2018