Pathology Test Details

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Laboratory Queensland Medical Laboratory Pathology : Genetics - QLD
Test Name Alpha Thalassaemia
Genes Tested HBA1, HBA2
Test Description Test identifies -alpha 3.7 and -alpha 4.2 alleles which are the most common alpha globin gene deletions. Double gene deletions such as --SEA, --FIL and
--THAI alleles which are common within Southeast Asia, and the --MED and
-(alpha)20.5 that are frequently found in the Mediterranean area are also detected.
This analysis does NOT rule out the presence of other rare mutations in the alpha globin gene.
Method mutation screen
Test Type Single
Comment Conventional PCR
Test Accreditation Included In NATA Scope
Clinical Context Somatic mutation
Sample Required 6 mL Peripheral EDTA
Turn Around Time 4 weeks
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 3/07/2017 11:40:46 AM
03-Jul-2017
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