Pathology Test Details

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Laboratory Royal Prince Alfred Hospital : Dept. Medical Genomics - NSW
Test Name Alpha Thalassaemia
Genes Tested HBA1,HBA2
Test Description Detection of deletions or variants in the alpha globin genes associated with alpha thalassaemia. Requests for testing MUST be accompanied by results for: Full bood count, Haemoglobinopathy screen and iron studies to exclude iron deficiency.
Method DNA Sanger Sequencing plus MLPA
Test Type Panel
Comment DNA sequencing of HBA1 and HBA2 genes. MLPA of alpha globin locus for detection of deletions or amplifications. Diagnostic testing only.
Test Accreditation Included In NATA Scope
Clinical Context Heritable variants
Sample Required 5mL blood in EDTA tube.
Turn Around Time 8 weeks
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 30/09/2020 4:05:48 PM
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