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Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

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

Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Electrophoresis)

Hgb A
AdultGreater than 95%
Hgb A2
Hgb F
Newborns and infants
 1 d–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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