Manchester Haemoglobinopathy Diagnostic Service
The Manchester Haemoglobinopathy
Diagnostic Service is offered to families at risk of sickle cell
disease and thalassaemia. This service is centrally funded and is
available free of charge to health care providers in the North
West, Lancashire and Cumbria, providing referrals meet our Genetic
Haemoglobinopathy Testing Guidelines.
Forms and information relevant to the
referral process are given below.
Forms and guidelines
Investigations cannot be performed or results communicated until
all relevant completed paperwork has been received:
Genetic Haemoglobinopathy Testing
Guidelines for guidance on the diagnostic
algorithm used prior to accepting samples for DNA analysis.
Download the Consent for Genetic Analysis including PND
Form which must be completed prior to
commencement of genetic analysis.
Download the Genotype Request Form which
must be completed, including relevant phenotypic
data in the space provided.
Download the PND Request Form which
must be sent with PND samples.
The Safe Haven
FAX DNA Form is required to ensure confidential
communication of our results to you.
Please also complete the Acknowledgement
of Receipt form. We shall return this to you
in order to confirm receipt of sample.