Other Haemoglobinopathies Home Blood Spot Sampling Kit

£49.00

Just one blood spot needed
Simple to use kit
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Results analysed using the latest laser technology
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Haemoglobinopathies

Haemoglobinopathies is a term often used to describe a group of related, inherited haemoglobin disorders. This includes the thalassaemias, where insufficient amounts of the component proteins of haemoglobin are made, resulting in a reduction of the amount of haemoglobin and red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are vital for the transport of oxygen from the lungs to all tissues in the body. Structurally haemoglobin is a complex consisting of two alpha globins and two beta globins.

It is possible to be a carrier of thalassemia and this is known as having thalassemia trait. Carriers do not tend to suffer from any serious health issues, but it is very important to know if you are a carrier ad there may be a risk of passing on the disease when having children, especially if your partner is a sufferer or carrier of the same condition.

There is another group of non-thalassemic ‘haemoglobinopathies’ in which there is not a reduction in the production of red blood cells but an expression of mutated forms of one or more of the globins. Numerous other mutations that can alter the structure and functional properties of the alpha or beta globins, to varying degrees. These mutations mainly affect people from the Mediterranean and regions of the world in which malaria is endemic. These mutations, when affecting only one of the globins offer a degree of resistance to the malaria parasite.

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Our screening test assures you of accurate results that can specify any abnormalities. Once you know your haemoglobinopathy status, your doctor or healthcare specialist will be able to refer you to a haemoglobinopathy specialist to explain the significance of your condition and help you maintain your health in the future.
– This is a screening test for research purposes only –

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Thalassemia trait

delta and fetal thalassemia

It is possible to be a carrier of thalassemia and this is known as having thalassemia trait. Carriers do not tend to suffer from any serious health issues, but it is very important to know if you are a carrier and there may be a risk of passing on the disease when having children, especially if your partner is a sufferer or carrier of the same condition.

Abnormal red blood cells account for over 1000 gene combinations, which can lead to many medical conditions arising from these imperfect genes; these are, however, extremely rare. The biggest concern for an individual is that since they may not realise, they are a carrier or do not have any symptoms, any traits could be passed on to their children.