ICSH recommendations for assessing automated high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis equipment for the quantitation of HbA2

Authors & Contributors

A. D. Stephens - R. Colah - S. Fucharoen - J. Hoyer - D. Keren - A. McFarlane - D. Perrett - B. J. Wild

First Published

15 September 2015

Publisher

Wiley

DOI

Summary

ICSH recommendations for assessing automated high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis equipment for the quantitation of HbA2

Automated high performance liquid chromatography and Capillary electrophoresis are used to quantitate the proportion of Hemoglobin A2 (HbA2) in blood samples order to enable screening and diagnosis of carriers of β-thalassemia.

 

Since there is only a very small difference in HbA2 levels between people who are carriers and people who are not carriers such analyses need to be both precise and accurate.

 

This paper examines the different parameters of such equipment and discusses how they should be assessed.

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