What is Thalassemia ?
Thalassemia is a red blood cell disorder affecting the amount and type of hemoglobin the body produces. Children can inherit this disorder from their parents. It occurs due to the absence of mutation in the chain of the hemoglobin genes. Based on the type of globin gene affected, thalassemias are classified as alpha and beta-thalassemia. This test detects the abnormal hemoglobin caused due to defects in the beta chain. Book your Beta-Thalassemia Screening.
Hematologists, General physician, General Medicine