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Kindly go through my blood report and suggest the type of thalassemia.

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached a report. I just want to know if this hemoglobin electrophoresis result is beta thalassemia minor or beta thalassemia intermedia or beta thalassemia major.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to HPLC report (high-performance liquid chromatography), you have attached, HbA2 raised and HbA decreased (hemoglobin A2 and A).¬†Hence, it is suggestive towards thalassemia minor (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like thalassemi...  Read Full »

What does the value of Mentzer's index 21 indicate?

Query: Hi, I am 5 months pregnant and my reports say that Mentzer's index is 21. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Menterz index 21 means that you have iron deficiency anemia. Yes, it can affect your baby in certain ways if you do not seek medical advice. Anemia may lead to smaller babies, growth restricted babies and also preterm labor ( labor before due date) which can result i...  Read Full »

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