Understand Your Test

Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation

Formal Name

 Hemoglobin Electrophoresis; Hemoglobin Isoelectric Focusing; Hemoglobin by HPLC; Hemoglobin by capillary electrophoresis.

Why Get Tested?

To investigate hemoglobinopathy as the cause of signs and symptoms; to screen for a hemoglobin disorder.

When To Get Tested?

As follow up to abnormal results on a complete blood count (CBC) and/or blood smear; when you have symptoms of hemolytic anemia such as weakness and fatigue and your healthcare practitioner suspects that you have an abnormal form of hemoglobin (hemoglobinopathy); when you have a family history of hemoglobinopathy; as part of newborn screening.