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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