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Test Code B0020
Test Summary

Biochemical testing for the condition of Sickle Cell Anemia & Other Hemoglobinopathies like Beta-Thalassimia

Turn-Around-Time (TAT)* 3  days
Acceptable Sample Types
Dried Blood Spots
Acceptable Billing Types
Self (patient) Payment
Institutional Billing
*TAT starts after the sample and all required sample information is received at PerkinElmer Genomics, or after the benefits investigation is complete if requested for commercial insurance billing.

Hemoglobin S, S/C, S/Beta-Thalassemia, C, & E Diseases

Patients suspected of having Sickle Cell Anemia and/or Thalassemia, C, & E Diseases

Condition or Symptoms associated with Sickle Cell Anemia and/or Beta-Thalassemia Diseases

Isoelectric Focusing techniques are utilized to physically separate proteins in a gel matrix.  The sample of mixed proteins, including the analytes, will be isolated from other proteins because this method of electrophoresis relies on an electric current and solutions of varied pH to drive the proteins through the gel according to their isoelectric points.  Once the physical proteins are separated, their presence and location in the gel can be viewed for analysis and interpretation.

Dried Blood Spots
Collection Container(s):

Dried blood spot card

Collection:

Follow kit instructions. Briefly, allow blood to saturate card until indicated areas are filled and blood has soaked through card. Air dry card at ambient temperature for at least 3 hours.

  • NBS: Please contact PKIG to request the StepOne® kit.
  • Gene Sequencing: Please contact PKIG to request the DBS collection kit.
  • For pre-punched DBS: The required minimum 6 punches with 3.2 mm or 4 punches 4.75 mm.
Condition: Follow the instructions provided with the collection set. Store the dried blood at ambient temperature for up to two days. If the specimen cannot be sent as soon as it is dry, the filter paper should be placed in a sealable plastic bag and stored in a refrigerator (≤ 8°C) or preferably in a freezer.
Shipping: Follow kit instructions. Double bag and ship overnight at ambient temperature.