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HEMOGLOBIN A2

Mnemonic

HGB A2

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

EDTA Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL lavender top tube or two 2.0 mL lavender top tubes (pediatric tubes)

Handling

Do not separate. Do not freeze.

Preferred Volume

4 mL EDTA Whole Blood

Minimum Volume

2 mL EDTA Whole Blood (0.5 mL packed red blood cells)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Clotted or frozen specimens

Stability

UNSPUN EDTA WHOLE BLOOD: Room Temperature (18-26°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Tues, Thurs

Reported

2-7 days

Method

Capillary Electrophoresis

Reference Values

Reference Values

≤6 months:  ≤3.2%

>6 months: 2.2 – 3.2%

CPT Codes

83021

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:32:22 PM


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