HEMOGLOBINOPATHY EVALUATION

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. PATIENTS AGE AND ETHNICITY ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER INTERPRETATION. BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS WITHIN THE LAST 4 MONTHS MAY AFFECT RESULTS.