Alpha-globin gene analysis

Alphabetical Test listing

Alpha-globin gene analysis-12674

  
Alpha-globin gene analysis
  
12674
  
LAB12674
  
ALPHA-GLOBUL
  
AGPB
Alpha globin
Alpha thalassemia
Alpha-thalassemia
Constant Spring
HBA1
HBA2
Hemoglobin Bart
Hemoglobin-H disease
Hydrops fetalis
Saudi
  
  • Diagnosis of alpha-thalassemia
  • Prenatal diagnosis of deletional alpha-thalassemia 
  • Carrier screening for individuals from high-risk populations for alpha-thalassemia
  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
3.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

All prenatal specimens must be accompanied by a maternal blood specimen.
Order MATCC / Maternal Cell Contamination, Molecular Analysis on the maternal specimen.

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  
ACD whole blood
Heparin whole blood
  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

 

 

  
3.0 mL
  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

  

Molecular Medicare billing request

Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should complete and submit a Molecular Medical billing request form along with the sample.

  • Complete and submit the form to notify us of the need for Allina Health Laboratory to bill insurance for Molecular testing performed
  • All information requested is required in order for your request to be completed
  

Ambient (preferred) - 96 hours

Refrigerated - 96 hours

Prenatal specimens can be sent Mo - Th and must be received by 5 p.m. CST on Friday in order to be processed appropriately.

  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (ATHAL): R-MM
  
2x/week
  
12 - 14 days
  

Dosage Analysis by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA)/Luminex Technology

  

An interpretive report will be provided

  
This test may require preauthorization from the insurance provider. Check the payer guidelines and, if needed, obtain the pre-authorization prior to sample collection.
  
81269
  
Yes
  
  
01/26/2017
  
01/28/2022
  
11/17/2021