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How does one test for sickle beta thalassemia?
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Dr. Sarojini Budden
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Blood test
Sickle Beta cell Thalassemia is an inherited disorder and new born screening is available and should be done .
This disorder is due to decreased synthesis or absence of beta globulin chains . It may manifest in infancy and early childhood and may cause serious medical problems which need to be treated

In brief: Blood test
Sickle Beta cell Thalassemia is an inherited disorder and new born screening is available and should be done .
This disorder is due to decreased synthesis or absence of beta globulin chains . It may manifest in infancy and early childhood and may cause serious medical problems which need to be treated
Dr. Sarojini Budden
Dr. Sarojini Budden
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood tests
Sickle beta thalassemia is diagnosed by blood tests: routine blood counts, hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out the types of hemoglobin one has in one's blood, and dna analysis to try to see if certain mutations are present.

In brief: Blood tests
Sickle beta thalassemia is diagnosed by blood tests: routine blood counts, hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out the types of hemoglobin one has in one's blood, and dna analysis to try to see if certain mutations are present.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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