Beta Globin (HBB) Sequencing




Test Mnemonic

BGLSEQ

CPT Codes

  • 81364 - QTY (1)

Aliases

  • B Globin gene
  • Beta Thalassemia Sequencing
  • HBB mutation

Performing Laboratory

ARUP


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
3 mLWhole bloodEDTA (Lavender) Refrigerated 

Alternate Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
3 mLWhole bloodACD A or B (Yellow) Refrigerated 

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
3 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
Refrigerated1 week
Ambient72 hours
FrozenUnacceptable

Turnaround Time

3 - 4 weeks

Methodology

Name Description
Massive Parallel Sequencing 

Special Info

Specimen types other than those listed as acceptable and whole blood specimens that are grossly hemolyzed or frozen will be rejected.

Clinical Info

Useful for molecular confirmation of a suspected structural hemoglobinopathy or beta thalassemia.