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my babies blood electrophoresis report hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25.doctor advised to test again after 6 months.then will it be improve?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Retest: It sounds like baby has hemoglobin e disease, which is very mild. Congratulations on being a new mother. It is a very difficult job but i hope you find it brings you all the joys you'd hoped.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
It might: Many times an abnormal newborn test like this can be retested at age one (i test at age 1) and much of it has improved or disappeared. It is more definite if there is a chronic problem..No worries int he meantime. Enjoy your beautiful baby.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

My babies blood electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25 .Whats her physical condition ?Please advice.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
NEED CONSULT HEMATOL: You to consult a pediatric hematologist about the above blood test as it suggest the baby may have e/beta thalassemia which is a genetic condition more common in suouth east asia it can be mild condition with normal hemoglobin 9to12 grm/dl or severe with hemoglobin 6to8grm/dl please discuss with his pediatrician and consult a pediatric hematologist and you and your husband needs to tested as well.

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