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Pregnant done elecrophoresis test. Worried about thalassemia

Hiiii, my wife is 17 week pregnant as on date. her hb electrophoresis resulsts shows:-
Hb A - 9.1
Hb F - 28.0
Hb S+D+G - 60.3
After watching the results, doctor advised me for the hb electrophoresis test. My results are normal. After that sickling test has been done for my wife and this result is negative. Please advise further. I am worring about thelessemia. Till now there is no history of any major illness or blood transfusions for my wife.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thanks for your query.
Your wife has an abnormal hemoglobin pattern.
As you are not positive for thalessemia, at the most, your child would have a risk of being a carrier for this abnormal hemoglobin pattern.
And that too is not a certainty.
Please be reassured if your wife has no major clinical symptoms.
For best guidance regarding patterns of inheritance of hemoglobinopathies, please consult a Genetic counsellor.
All the best.
Answered: Sat, 18 May 2013
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