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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

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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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?

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 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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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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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is sever anemia,it ...Read more