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Unstable Hb's


TestUnstable Hb's
Common Abbreviations
Clinical Indication‘unstable haemoglobins’ refers to both ?- and ?-chain haemoglobin variants that can cause clinically recognisable haemolysis.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3 mL (adult) 2 x 0.5 mL (paed) (can be shared with a FBC sample)
Special PrecautionsDiscuss with Haematology Lab prior to sample collection.
StabilityFresh sample only
Turnaround Time24 hours
LaboratoryYork Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
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