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I had hemoglobin electrophoresis test for thalassemia & the result is normal pattern. am i thalassemia normal, major or minor? i m getting married.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Leghaanswered
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Send us the test res: If you can send us the results of your tests(like your blood counts counts/ CBC) and tell us why they suspected Thalassemia, we can help you further. The main tip to Thalasemia is a low Hemoglobin level (Anemia) and low MCV, with normal Iron stores in your body. We need to know the results of the above tests, we also need to know your Age.
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A member asked:
Did hemoglobin electrophoresis test for thalassemia and it's normal pattern. Any other test necessary for thalassemia? I am getting married so worried
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Dr. Ed Friedlanderanswered
Pathology 46 years experience
Can miss it: The screen for thal Minor is a complete blood count. A hemoglobin electrophoresis may miss the mild changes. Discuss this specifically with your physician
1.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 5, 2016
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