Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis was found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests which delivers information on how the test works, how to accurately interpret results, and how to provide the best care to your patients before, during, and after a test.

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Davis's Lab and Diagnostic Tests

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A.

Common Use:
To assist in evaluating hemolytic anemias and identifying hemoglobin variants, diagnose thalassemias, and sickle cell anemia.

Specimen:
Whole blood (1 mL) collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Electrophoresis)

Hgb A
AdultGreater than 95%
Hgb A2
Adult1.5–3.7%
Hgb F
Newborns and infants
 1 day–3 wk70–77%
 6–9 wk42–64%
 3–4 mo7–39%
 6 mo3–7%
 8–11 mo0.6–2.6%
Adult–older adultLess than 2%

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