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Does suggested Hb electrophoresis in view of low MCV and high RBS count mean Thalessimia test is required ?

Hi, my 12 year old daughter s blood report says - SHOW MILD ANISOPOIKILOCYTOSIS, MAJORITY ARE MICROCYTIC HYPOCHROMIC CELLS WITH OCCASIONAL OVALOCYTES AND SCHISTOCYTES. NO HEMOPARASITES SEEN. It also says - SUGGESTEd HB ELECTROPHORESIS IN VIEW OF LOW MCV & HIGH RBC COUNT TO RULE OUT THALESSEMIA TRAIT . Do we need to take her for Thalessemia test?
Tue, 4 Dec 2018
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Hello,

The blood smear report does, in fact, suggest that she would be best tested for THALASSEMIA.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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