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Test ID: UNHB    
Unstable Hemoglobin, Blood

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Unstable hemoglobins precipitate in dilute solutions of isopropanol. Washed erythrocytes are hemolyzed and cleared by centrifugation. Isopropanol is added. The hemolysate is incubated at 37 degrees C for 20 minutes and examined for turbidity. There is no turbidity with normal hemoglobins.(Schmidt RM: Laboratory diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies. In Hematology Clinical and Laboratory Practice. Edited by RL Bick. St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book Inc, 1993, pp 327-389)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester