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Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Test
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Did hemoglobin electrophoresis test for thalassemia and it's normal pattern. Any other test necessary for thalassemia? I am getting married so worried
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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