Number of Panel Genes: 
2

This test is designed to detect carriers of alpha thalassemia. Alpha thalassemia refers to a group of blood disorders that results from deficiency of functional hemoglobin typically due to decrease in the production of alpha globin chains. Individuals generally have four copies of the alpha globin genes (2 copies of HBA1 and 2 copies of HBA2). Silent carriers of alpha-thalassemia have three functional copies of the alpha globin genes and are not expected to manifest symptoms.read more

Tests Available

2 Panel Genes: HBA1, HBA2
Next Gen Sequencing & Del/Dup Analysis
$297
Test Code: 6005
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Test Details

Technical Information
Panel Genes: 
HBA1, HBA2
Test Note: 
Please call for Pricing
Disease Groups: 
Carrier Screening
MIM: 
613978
236750
Billing
CPT Codes: 
81257 x 1
Ordering
SKU:
6005
Turnaround Time: 

Typically within 2 weeks from receipt of a sample in the laboratory.

Non-Prenatal Specimens: 

1. Whole blood: purple-top (EDTA) tube, minimum of 3 ml

2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 ug (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/ul)

Shipping: 

Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do no freeze.

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