Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HGB ELECT
POE DESCRIPTION: HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS; HGB ELECTROPHORESIS; HGB ELECT
CPT CODE: 83020
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday and Thursday, first shift
TURNAROUND TIME: 3-5 days
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 3 mL
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

3 mL whole blood (3 mL EDTA whole blood)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Clotted Specimen

MINIMUM VOLUME:

2 mL whole blood (2 mL K2 EDTA whole blood)

REFERENCE RANGE: (Adults) Hemoglobin A: 94.5-98%; hemoglobin A2: 2.0-3.5%; hemoglobin F: 0.0% to 2.0%; hemoglobin C: absent; hemoglobin S: absent; no abnormal hemoglobin present
METHODOLOGY:

Capillary Electrophoresis

TEST SYNONYM(S):Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin