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what is the hemoglobin range of thalassemia disease or trait? up to when consider is it trait or disease?

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Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both can be anemic: Hemoglobin electrophoresis is the test to sort this out.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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