This test is designed to detect carriers of alpha thalassemia. Alpha thalassemia refers to a group of blood disorders that results from deficiency of functional hemoglobin typically due to decrease in the production of alpha globin chains. Individuals generally have four copies of the alpha globin genes (2 copies of HBA1 and 2 copies of HBA2). Silent carriers of alpha-thalassemia have three functional copies of the alpha globin genes and are not expected to manifest symptoms.read more
2 Panel Genes: HBA1, HBA2
Next Gen Sequencing & Del/Dup Analysis
Test Code: 6005
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Typically within 2 weeks from receipt of a sample in the laboratory.
1. Whole blood: purple-top (EDTA) tube, minimum of 3 ml
2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 ug (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/ul)
Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do no freeze.