The following referred tests should be requested on a Haematology request form and the Department will make arrangements to send the sample on.
The Department offers a comprehensive haemoglobinopathy screening service, however occasionally samples are referred for further analysis or confirmatory testing. Laboratory staff will refer samples if appropriate.
Unidentified haemoglobin variants
Pyruvate Kinase assays are referred to Hammersmith Hospital. Please discuss with a Consultant Haematologist prior to requesting this test.
Positive Malaria Results
When a positive malaria result is obtained we are required to refer blood films to the Malaria Reference Laboratory.
Dye Binding Test for Hereditary Spherocytosis (EMA)
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