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What are normal hemoglobin electrophoresis?

What are normal hemoglobin electrophoresis?

Values are: Hemoglobin f is present at birth and is replaced later with hemoglobin a and very small amount is made after birth hemoglobin a1 96.5-98% of total hemoglobin hg a2 1.5to3.5%of total hgb hemoglobin 0to1%of total hemoglobin no abnormal hemoglobin is present normally. ...Read more

Electrophoresis (Definition)

Elecrophoresis is a process of running an electrical current through a matrix and separating items based on how fast they move through the matrix. Frequently in science and medicine, proteins or dna/rna is separated on gel based on the ...Read more


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Will a hemoglobin electrophoresis tell me which anemia i have?

Will a hemoglobin electrophoresis tell me which anemia i have?

Anemia tests: More frequently done are complete blood count (to check hemoglobin, hemotocrit, other parameters), iron, ferritin, tibc, transferrin saturation, B12 level, sickle cell test. Protein electrophoresis might be used to test for abnormal hemoglobins such as those in sickle cell or in thalassemia. ...Read more

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What is a hemoglobin electrophoresis?

What is a hemoglobin electrophoresis?

Blood test: The idea is to separate the different hemoglobins in an electric field...They different ones migrate at different rates..So some of the composition of your blood is seen. ...Read more

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What are normal hemoglobin electrophoresis?

Values are: Hemoglobin f is present at birth and is replaced later with hemoglobin a and very small amount is made after birth hemoglobin a1 96.5-98% of total hemoglobin hg a2 1.5to3.5%of total hgb hemoglobin 0to1%of total hemoglobin no abnormal hemoglobin is present normally. ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

Can  hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

No.: Absolutely not. While both a clinical and lab diagnosis, lupus is not diagnosed with that test by any stretch! ...Read more

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Will a hemoglobin electrophoresis tell me which anemia i have?

Anemia tests: More frequently done are complete blood count (to check hemoglobin, hemotocrit, other parameters), iron, ferritin, tibc, transferrin saturation, B12 level, sickle cell test. Protein electrophoresis might be used to test for abnormal hemoglobins such as those in sickle cell or in thalassemia. ...Read more

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My parents are both from greece and I have been offered a ''hemoglobin electrophoresis'' test. What is this?

Blood test: Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells which carries oxygen. Hemoglobin electrophoresis, a blood test, can determine if a person has an abnormal hemoglobin type or amount. Abnormalities in hemoglobin, more common in certain ethnic groups, can be associated with certain inherited types of anemia. ...Read more

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My daughter's age is 1 year 11 months. Her hemoglobin electrophoresis report shows hb a 0.5%, hb f 66.6%, hb e 30.3%, hb a2 2.6%. What is for hb a?

My daughter's age is 1 year 11 months. Her hemoglobin electrophoresis report shows hb a 0.5%, hb f 66.6%, hb e 30.3%,  hb a2 2.6%. What is for hb a?

Thalassemia: Hemoglobin f is predominate in the fetus and newborn and transitions to hemoglobin a after birth. At one year, a high hbf and low hba would suggests thalassemia. ...Read more

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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.

I had Hemoglobin Electrophoresis test for thalassemia & the result is normal pattern. Am I thalassemia normal, major or minor? I m getting married.

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. ...Read more

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Did hemoglobin electrophoresis test for thalassemia and it's normal pattern. Any other test necessary for thalassemia? I am getting married so worried

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 ...Read more