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Test name Alpha Thalassemia mutations
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 7-14 days
In House Availability Run 2x per week, , Tuesday & Thursday, day shift only
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
Normal range Negative. No alpha globin gene deletions detected.
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Collection Instructions Do not collect sample in heparin. Keep sample refrigerated for overnight or longer storage.

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Sample type EDTA whole blood
Amniotic fluid
Cultures amniocytes
Chorionic villi
Cultured chorionic villi

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