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Overview Brief

 Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex test is a test performed to identify the different types of hemoglobin in the patient’s bloodstream.

What is Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex?

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex is a blood test which helps in identifying all the different types of hemoglobin present in the patient’s bloodstream. The test is named so because it uses the electrophoresis (1) process.

 Why is Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex Suggested?

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex is generally suggested when the patient is showing the following symptoms

  • Signs of blood disorder
  • Unexplained fatigue.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fainting
  • Difficulty in concentrating and remembering.
  • As a part of the routine checkup.
  • To monitor treatment.
  • To screen for genetic conditions.

How is Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex performed?

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex test is a quite simple test.

  • The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
  •  5 ml of blood is drawn.
  • Sample is then sent to the lab for further testing.
  •  Patient will receive the test results after a period of time.

What are parameters measured in Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex test measures.

  • Hemoglobin

Preparation before Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex is a safe procedure. No special preparation required for the test. Patients have to schedule the test beforehand.

  • Inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have any underlying medical condition.
  • Try and tell the doctor all the symptoms.

Post-care after Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex test doesn’t require any post care.

  • The patient is free to go home after they have given the sample for Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex.
  • You may rest for some time.

 

Sample types in Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex

  • Several blood samples at different time intervals.

 

Side-effects of Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex

Hb Electrophoresis/HPLC with Reflex test is a safe procedure. Some common risks are

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection at a punctured site.

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