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Haemolytics tests

Here is a list of the haemolytics tests carried out by the Haematology department, together with specimen requirements and the estimated time it will take to produce a result.

The results availability times given here represent the time generally required to produce a result following receipt of the sample in the laboratory. Sample transport times are not included.

Where appropriate, if a result is required the same day samples must be received sufficiently early to allow completion of the test. Contact the lab if the test you require is not listed.

Inform the laboratory if a test is to be performed urgently.

These tests are available during the normal working day. See a list of haematology tests available outside core working hours.

For further advice or information call 0161 276 4689.

All requests for genetic diagnosis in haemoglobinopathy which are approved under the NW SHA Indications for Genetic Diagnosis of Haemoglobinopathy algorithm are centrally funded. Find associated forms and guidance from the Manchester Haemoglobinopathy Diagnostic Service.

For haemoglobinopathy genetic studies, contact Dr Steve Keeney, Molecular Diagnostics Centre, 0161 276 4809.

For Red Cell Haemolytic Screen contact the laboratory on 0161 276 4689.

Test Specimen requirements

Urgent results available (from time of receipt in lab)

Inform the lab if a test is to be performed immediately
Non-urgent results available (from time of receipt in lab) Report available Can be performed at Central site Can be performed at Trafford 
Urgent/pre-operative HbS screening test (Pts > 1 yr old)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.2ml red cap EDTA - inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

30min 24hr 10-14 workdays Yes Yes

Routine Haemoglobinopathy

Screening

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.2ml red cap EDTA - inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

N/A 10 workdays

10-14 workdays

 

 No

 Yes

Universal Antenatal Haemoglobinopathy Screening

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.2ml red cap EDTA - inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

Provisional report: 3 workdays 5 workdays 7 workdays No Yes

DNA Testing for the Haemoglobinopathies

(North West Genetic Diagnostic Service for Haemoglobinopathy)

4 x 3.4ml EDTA N/A N/A N/A Yes No
G6PD Screen

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.2ml red cap EDTA - inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

Within 4 hours

Inform the laboratory if a test is to be performed urgently.

Telephone the laboratory - samples screened on Fridays by arrangement with laboratory.

3 workdays 5 workdays Yes No

G6PD Assay (if screen gives intermediate or reduced result)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.2ml red cap EDTA - inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

N/A 3 workdays 5 workdays Yes No