Hb Electrophoresis- HPLC, EDTA Whole Blood
- Reporting Time:
- 1 Days
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- No special preparation required
To screen and diagnose hemoglobinopathies
To further investigate an abonrmal complete blood count (CBC) and/or blood smear. When a person has signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia. When suspecting a hemoglobinopathy. When there is a family history of hemoglobinopathy and as a part of newborn screening.
1. Why are newborns screened for hemoglobinopathies?
Newborn screening is done to identify congenital disorders including hemoglobinopathies within days of birth, which can be treated or conservatively managed. This avoids or minimizes life-threatening health problems and lifelong disabilities.
2. Do all hemolytic anemia need Hb electrophoresis?
Not necessarily. It depends on the medical and family history as well as results of other laboratory tests.
3. What are the common hemoglobinopathies?
Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia are the most common hemoglobinopathies. Others include haemoglobin C, punjab, iran etc.
4. What is important when Hb electrophoresis is done?
A detailed history which includes age, gender, ethnicity, place of origin, family history, medical history which includes any previous blood transfusions, helps in the diagnosis.