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What is Thalassemia and how do I test for it?

Question from Amanda: What is thalassamia and how should I test for it?

Answer: Thalliasiahttps://www.bloodtesting.nl/hb-electroferese-sikkelcelziekte.html is an inherited disease, which is already being tested in babies in the Netherlands.

When can you take this test?
  • Pregnant or partner from an area with increased risk of carrier status
  • People with anemia without iron deficiency, or permanent anemia even after iron supplementation.
  • Persons with a family history of HbP
  • Both parents and relatives of a child who has been diagnosed with HbP by the heel prick.

Thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are hemoglobinopathies that occur mainly in pigmented people. The fact that this disease protects against malaria tropica has played a major role in the geographical distribution of this congenital abnormality. Thalassemia occurs mainly in Asia (?-thalassemia) and in the Mediterranean (?-thalassemia). Sickle cell anemia appears to be particularly prevalent among the Negroid population. The frequency varies by region, but on average in the Mediterranean region about 5 of the population are carriers of the ?-thalassemia gene, with a maximum frequency of 15 in Cyprus. In Asia, between 2 and 3 of the population are likely to be carriers of ?-thalassemia; ?-thalassemia carrierism is more common there (5-8). Regarding sickle cell hemoglobin carrier status, there is a great variation; in some large parts of sub-Saharan Africa up to 20 of the population are carriers, among creoles in Suriname about 10.
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