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Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
Thalassaemia Screen Blood Test
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 5 working days turnaround

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)

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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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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.