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Hemoglobinopathy Fractionation Profile Blood Test

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A hemoglobinopathy fractionation blood test diagnoses thalassemias and hemoglobin variants.
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Hemoglobinopathy Fractionation Profile Blood Test

Additional Info

Also Known As Hb Electrophoresis Plus Solubility; Hemoglobin Electrophoresis plus Solubility
Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 4-5 days.

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The Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation Profile Blood Test, or Hemoglobin Fractionation, aids in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathy, an inherited blood disorder characterized by the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin (known as a variant) or decreased hemoglobin production (known as thalassemia).

Hemoglobin (Hb) is a protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) that binds to oxygen and helps transport it throughout the body. The shape, size and function of RBCs may be altered when hemoglobin variants are present, which could result in inefficient oxygen transportation and premature destruction of the cells, leading to hemolytic anemia. Symptoms of hemolytic anemia include weakness, fatigue, jaundice and pale skin. Severe hemoglobinopathies, such as homozygous Hb S (Sickle Cell Anemia), can result in symptoms such as episodes of acute pain, shortness of breath and an enlarged spleen.

Walk-In Labs’ Hemoglobin Fractionation quantifies (in relative percentages) the normal forms of hemoglobin present, including A, A2 and F, as well as the variants S and C. Percentages present in normal adults are as follows:

  • Hb A: 94-98%

  • Hb A2: 0.7% to 3.1%

  • Hb F: Less than 2%

  • Hb S: 0%

  • Hb C: 0%

Hemoglobin Evaluation is also known as Hb Electrophoresis Plus Solubility. No fasting is required prior to this blood test, and results will be available within four to five days. A prior doctor’s visit is not required to order this test. Patients also do not need insurance.

Additional Info

Also Known As Hb Electrophoresis Plus Solubility; Hemoglobin Electrophoresis plus Solubility
Quick Overview A hemoglobinopathy fractionation blood test diagnoses thalassemias and hemoglobin variants.
Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 4-5 days.
Retail Price $200.00
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Meta Description Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation identifies and quantifies normal and abnormal forms of hemoglobin present: Hb A, A2, F, S and C. It is used diagnosis forms of Anemia.