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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.

 

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

(performed at ORC/Trafford/
Wythenshawe)

Specimen requirements Results available (from time of receipt in lab). Inform the lab if a test is to be performed immediately.
Urgent Non-urgent Report available

Urgent/pre-operative HbS screening test (Pts > 1 yr old)

(ORC/T/W)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.8ml red cap EDTA – inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

30min 24hr 10-14 workdays

Routine Haemoglobinopathy Screening

(T/W)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.8ml red cap EDTA – inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

N/A 10 workdays 10-14 workdays

Universal Antenatal Haemoglobinopathy Screening

(T/W)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.8ml red cap EDTA – inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

Provisional report: 3 workdays 5 workdays 7 workdays

DNA Testing for the Haemoglobinopathies

(North West Genetic Diagnostic Service for Haemoglobinopathy

Support with advice on Haemoglobinopathy results please see: Information on Haemoglobinopathy Carrier States for health professionals)

(ORC)

4 x 3.4ml EDTA N/A N/A N/A

G6PD Screen

(ORC/W)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.8ml 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

G6PD Assay

(ORC)

1x 3.4ml red cap EDTA

[1x 1.8ml red cap EDTA – inform the laboratory if a test is to be perfomed urgently]

Referral form – external organisations to print and complete when sending a sample

N/A 3 workdays 5 workdays

 

(Last reviewed April 2021)