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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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I did a hemoglobin electrophoresis test. The result negative and hemoglobin pattern are normal.What does this mean? I am not thalassemia carrirer?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results, especially concentration of Hb A2. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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I know that the typical test for sickle-cell anemia is a hemoglobin electrophoresis, but will you be able to see the sickle shape of the blood cells?

Yes: Sick led cells are readily seen on a peripheral blood smear. It's worth knowing that the irreversibly sick led cells that you see on a smear are not necessarily the ones that cause the problem. In order for a cell at risk for sickling to occlude the small blood vessels (capillaries), they first must be able to enter them. In other words they must be deformable. They become occlusive in the vessel. ...Read more

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Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Variant hemoglobins: These tests are done to detect variants of hemoglobin as some of the variants, such as hemoglobin s, cause medical problems. Some states require all pregnant women be tested for hemoglobin variations as part of the antenatal care. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having trouble finding this question. can all abnormal hemoglobin be diagnosed by electrophoresis?

No: Some may require more detailed analysis including DNA sequencing. Electrophoresis can detect most of the common and injurious variants. ...Read more

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Sex: f, age: 2 yrs, hb electrophoresis report: hb a 0.5%, hb f 66.6%, hb e 30.3%, hb e2 2.6%. How much she is in danger? Her hemoglobin is 9.2.

Sex: f, age: 2 yrs, hb electrophoresis report: hb a 0.5%, hb f 66.6%, hb e 30.3%, hb e2  2.6%. How much she is in danger? Her hemoglobin is 9.2.

Hemoglobin EE: This is good news. Junior seems able to make plenty of Hemoglobin F and from my reading this is good news. Very glad a savvy physician started her on folic acid; a trial of Hydroxyurea is the only way to know if this will be helpful. She may have trouble keeping up in endurance sports but with a savvy parent like yourself, she should have a nice, happy, basically healthy life. ...Read more

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My female child's age is 1 year 11 months. Her hemoglobin range is 9.2. Had a test of electrophoresis. The report says beta thalassemia. What to do?

My female child's age is 1 year 11 months. Her hemoglobin range is 9.2. Had a test of electrophoresis. The report says beta thalassemia. What to do?

Trait or?: It is important to know if this is beta thalassemia trait or disease. With a hb of 9.2 it is likely the trait which does not require treatment. Ask her doctor if it this is trait or disease. This can be determined from the electrophoresis if it is the disease she need to be followed by a good pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you dont eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more

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How is hemoglobin s taken care of in a child?

How is hemoglobin s taken care of in a child?

See below: If they only have one copy of HGB s, then they only have sickle cell trait, which does not need any treatment. If they have two copies, then they have sickle cell. This can result in recurrent pain crisis'. The child will need to have pneumococcal vaccines, which is recommended for all children now, and prophylactic antibiotics. And care by a hematologist. ...Read more