Hemoglobin Variants - HPLC

Order No.: 15330, for 1000 tests
HbA, HbA1c, HbA2, HbC, HbD, HbE, HbF, HbS

All important hemoglobin variants within 9 min.
Improved sample throughput and efficiency

CE-IVD validated product ready for IVDR within timeframes and transition periods specified by the IVDR-2022 regulation









Clinical relevance

The haemoglobin molecule is responsible for transporting oxygen inside of the human organism, and consists of four globin polypeptide chains and one haem molecule. In humans, the globin polypeptide chains are further subdivided in α, β, γ and δ chains. Human haemoglobin usually consists of two α chains and two additional globin chains (β, γ or δ). In adults, the major component of haemoglobin is HbA (ααββ). Its glycated forms are referred to as HbA1a, HbA1b and HbA1c. HbA2 consists of two α chains and two δ chains. Foetal haemoglobin (HbF) consists of two α chains and two β chains.

Genetic disorders of haemoglobin production are called thalassaemias – they most commonly affect the β chain. This leads to β-thalassaemia. It is especially common in populations in the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and East Asia, but it also occurs in Middle Europe and North America as a result of demographic change.


Product advantages

  • Measurement of all key haemoglobin variants in just 9 minutes
  • Clear identifiable peaks and reliable values


By making use of the high separating capacities of the analytical column, the Chromsystems assay for the analysis of haemoglobin variants can determine the most common variants HbA1c, HbA2, HbC, HbD, HbE, HbF and HbS within 9 minutes. A column material specially designed for this specific separation process also allows a stable separation of HbA2 from HbD and HbE even with aged columns. This helps to eliminate false quantifications and qualifications.

More Information
Method of Analysis HPLC
Number of Tests 1000
Please note The freely available information on this website, in particular on the sample preparation, are not sufficient to work with our products. Please read instructions and warning notices on products and/or instruction manuals.
Lower Limit of Quantification

HbA2: 2 %
HbF: 1 %

Upper Limit of Quantification

HbA2: up to at least 75 %
HbF: up to at least 70 %

Recovery HbA2: 100 %; HbF: 99 %

CV < 8 %


CV < 4 %

Run Time 9 min
Specimen Whole blood
Pre-analytic Treatment The Patient samples are stable at room temperature for 3 days, at +2 to +8 °C up to 1 week and below -18 °C up to 6 months. Once thawed, samples should not be re-frozen.
Sample Preparation
  • Dilute 5 to 8 µl whole blood with 1 ml Hemolysis Reagent, mix well (vortex).
  • Inject 10 to 20 µl of the hemolysis mixture into the HPLC system.

Sample Stability Prepared samples can be stored at ambient temperature for about 24 h, at +2 to +8 °C up to 36 h, below -18 °C up to 3 months.
Injection Volume 10-20 µl
Flow Rate 1.5 ml/min
Column Temperature ambient temperature (~ 25 °C)
Wavelength 415 nm
Gradient binary
Additional Info Any HPLC gradient system with UV/VIS detector is suitable.
Parameter HbA, HbA1c, HbA2, HbC, HbD, HbE, HbF, HbS
Pressure Maximum pressure: 140 bar
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