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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Haemoglobinopathy Screening Antenatal
CategoryHaematology
Code
HEBB
Request form
Family Origin Questionnaire (FOQ) WR2547 request form required. 
 
Form MUST be completed fully to avoid rejection.
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
Transport must be at 4 - 25C and should reach lab ASAP. Must be processed in 72hrs
Special requirements
Whole blood
Tube type
1 x EDTA (purple top)
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