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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Haemoglobinopathy Screening
CategoryHaematology
Code
HE
Test information
Samples that require further confirmation are referred to : 
 
Sandwell General Hospital, 
Lyndon, 
West Bromwich, 
Birmingham, 
B71 4HJ 
 
Samples for investigation of difficult/complex phenotypes or molecular analysis of globin chains are referred to a national screening laboratory: 
 
Molecular Haematology, 
Level 4, 
John Radcliffe Hospital, 
Headington, 
Oxford, 
OX3 9DU 
 
Tel: 01865 572769 
Email: oxford.molecularhaem@nhs.net 
 
Turnaround time 3-8 weeks (2 weeks for urgent antenatal referrals)
Pre-analytical
ICE or lab request 
Transport must be at 4 - 25C and should reach lab ASAP. Must be processed in 72hrs
Special requirements
Whole blood
Tube type
4ml purple top EDTA
Purple top tube
Minimum volume
1 tube minimum 40 % full approximately 1.6mL
TAT Inpatient
72 hours for preliminary results
TAT GP/Outpatient
72 hours for preliminary results
Page last updated: 11 January 2022