Carrier Screening; Clinical Diagnosis
Required Patient Information:
Personal and Family History of clinical symptoms and/or previous test results (if any); For prenatal testing: LMP date or gestational age at the time of sample collection.
Turn Around Time:
Specimen type: Whole blood, Amniotic Fluid, Chorionic Villi
Testing for the seven alpha-thalassemia deletions (-α3.7
) will be performed by multiplex PCR amplification followed by gel electrophoresis.
A maternal blood sample is required for all prenatal specimens.