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Test ID: UNHB    
Hemoglobin Stability, Blood

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Unstable hemoglobins precipitate in dilute solutions of isopropanol. Washed erythrocytes are hemolyzed and cleared by centrifugation. Isopropanol is added. The hemolysate is incubated at 37 degrees C for 20 minutes and examined for turbidity. There is no turbidity with normal hemoglobins.(Schmidt RM: Laboratory diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies. In: Bick RL ed. Hematology Clinical and Laboratory Practice. Mosby-Year Book Inc; 1993, pp 327-389; Greene DN, Vaughn CP, Crews BO, Agarwal AM: Advances in the detection of hemoglobinopathies. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2015;439:50-57)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

30 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester