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What Are The Tests To Rule Out Thalassemia In Foetus?

Hello Doctor! I am on 10 weeks of my pregnancy. I am a Beta Thalassemia career/ trait and my husband is E trait/ career. Is there any test in India other than CVS? We want to be sure that the unborn baby is not a Thalassemia Major. Thank you! Christine
Fri, 11 Dec 2015
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HI,
I understand your concern.
Apart from CVS , Thalassemia can be diagnosed by fetal blood analysis ( after 18 weeks ) by using capillary electrophoresis method.
It is mostly available in most Metropolitan cities in India,
Thanks.
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What Are The Tests To Rule Out Thalassemia In Foetus?

HI, I understand your concern. Apart from CVS , Thalassemia can be diagnosed by fetal blood analysis ( after 18 weeks ) by using capillary electrophoresis method. It is mostly available in most Metropolitan cities in India, Thanks.