Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

The Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation test contains 1 test with 14 biomarkers.

The detection and proper identification of hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias is an important aspect of the evaluation of patients with anemia, microcytosis and erythrocytosis.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: HB A2, HB F, HB S, Hemoglobin A2, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin F, Hemoglobin S, Hemoglobin Variants, HGB Electrophoresis, HGB Evaluation, HGB Variants, Thalassemia Screen

Hematocrit

Hematocrit is a blood test that measures the percentage of the volume of whole blood that is made up of red blood cells. This measurement depends on the number of red blood cells and the size of red blood cells.

Hemoglobin

Serum hemoglobin is a blood test that measures the level of free hemoglobin in the liquid part of the blood (the serum). Free hemoglobin is the hemoglobin outside of the red blood cells. Most of the hemoglobin is found inside the red blood cells, not in the serum.

Hemoglobin A

Hemoglobin A2 (Quant)

Hemoglobin C

Hemoglobin E

Hemoglobin F

Hemoglobin S

Interpretation

MCH

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) is a calculation of the average amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin inside a red blood cell.

MCV

Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measurement of the average size of RBCs.

Other Hemoglobin 1

RDW

Red cell distribution width (RDW), which may be included in a CBC, is a calculation of the variation in the size of RBCs.

Red Blood Cell Count

An RBC count is a blood test that tells how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have. RBCs contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen. How much oxygen your body tissues get depends on how many RBCs you have and how well they work.
*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.