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Test Code HPFH Hemoglobin F Distribution, Blood

Additional Codes

ALAB: YHPFH
PowerChart: Hemoglobin F

Reporting Name

Hb F Distribution, B

Useful For

Distinguishing large deletional hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin from other conditions with increased percentage of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F)

 

Determining the distribution of Hb F within red blood cells

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Ordering Guidance


This test is for hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin only. For testing for possible fetal-maternal bleed, see FMB / Fetomaternal Bleed, Flow Cytometry, Blood.



Specimen Required


Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see:

-HAEV1 / Hemolytic Anemia Evaluation, Blood

-HBEL1 / Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Evaluation, Blood

-MEV1 / Methemoglobinemia Evaluation, Blood

-REVE1 / Erythrocytosis Evaluation, Blood

-THEV1 / Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation, Blood


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 14 days

Reference Values

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see:

-HAEV1 / Hemolytic Anemia Evaluation, Blood

-HBEL1 / Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Evaluation, Blood

-MEV1 / Methemoglobinemia Evaluation, Blood

-REVE1 / Erythrocytosis Evaluation, Blood

-THEV1 / Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation, Blood

 

Reported as: Heterocellular, Homocellular, or Equivocal

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

88184

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HPFH Hb F Distribution, B 4579-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8270 Hb F Distribution, B 4579-9
2104 Interpretation 59466-3

Report Available

3 to 5 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Clotted blood Reject

Method Name

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see:

-HAEV1 / Hemolytic Anemia Evaluation, Blood

-HBEL1 / Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Evaluation, Blood

-MEV1 / Methemoglobinemia Evaluation, Blood

-REVE1 / Erythrocytosis Evaluation, Blood

-THEV1 / Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation, Blood

 

Flow Cytometry

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL