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Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test

Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test


Thallassaemia is a hereditary disorder that affects the amount and type of haemoglobin the body produces. This blood test is used to screen for thallassaemia.
Blood sample 18 biomarkers included Results estimated in 4 working days from sample receipt at lab
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Haematology
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells
  • Clotting Status

Haematology (3 Biomarkers)

Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)

White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)

Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)

From the expert

Thallassaemia is caused by the inheritance of a defective gene. There are two types of thallassaemia - alpha thallassaemia and beta thallasaemia. (alpha thalassemias occur most commonly in people from south east Asia and China).

It is an a hereditary disorder characterised by defective production of haemoglobin which leads to a decreased production and increased destruction of red blood cells. Genes must be inherited from both parents to acquire the disease. If one gene is inherited, the person will be a carrier of the disease, but will not have symptoms.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer


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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.