A 27-year-old female asked:
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ttc&re done several blood tests.i am negative but inconclusive to alpha thalassemia.how?dh tested for hgb electrophoresis.why?is it serious?what next?

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Dr. Maria Dumalaog
29 years experience Pediatrics
Genetics consult: If you are trying to have a baby or will do so in the future, tis important to know what the chances are for the baby to have the disease. If you are both carriers, then there is a higher risk for the baby to have the disease. You said he was tested but never said if he is positive for carrier state or does he have it? Talk to a geneticist, there's always one associated with children's hosp
Answered on Apr 10, 2015
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