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Get Yourself and Your Partner Tested for the Thalassemia Trait!
There are roughly 6 crore people in India who carry the Thalassemia trait. Since the trait doesn't impact them directly, most of them are unaware of this. However if two people carrying the Thalassemia trait get married, there is a 25% chance that their children will have the dangerous Thalassemia Major disease.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE TYPES OF THALASSEMIA?
Each person can be either of the following three :
WHAT IS THALASSEMIA MAJOR?
Thalassemia Major is a serious blood disorder.People with the Thalassemia Major has insufficient hemoglobin, the critical oxyzen carrying component of blood.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THALASSEMIA?
Thalassemia Major is genetic condition and this means that it may be passed on to children by Thalassemia Minor parents. Thalassemia Major can not be contracted in any other way.
THALASSEMIA TRAIT TESTING DETAILS
Testing for the Thalassemia Trait usually happens in two parts :
Indicative Test : Complete Blood Count Test
Confirmatory Tests : Hb HPLC or Hb Electrophoresis for Hb A2 Estimation
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