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Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

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Also known as: Hemoglobin Evaluation; Hb ELP; Hb IEF; Sickle Cell Screen; Hemoglobin Fractionation
Formal name: Hemoglobin Electrophoresis; Hemoglobin Isoelectric Focusing; Hemoglobin by HPLC

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To investigate hemoglobinopathy as the cause of signs and symptoms; to screen for a hemoglobin disorder

When to Get Tested?

As follow up to abnormal results on a complete blood count (CBC) and/or blood smear; when you have symptoms of hemolytic anemia such as weakness and fatigue and your doctor suspects that you have an abnormal form of hemoglobin (hemoglobinopathy); when you have a family history of hemoglobinopathy; as part of newborn screening

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?