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« on: November 10, 2018, 06:01:21 PM »

Hello all,

Very grateful to have found this site! I am a 48 year old male and am in the process of being referred to a Hematologist for suspected Thalasemmia Minor. Before my first appointment I would love to get some advice on what I should be asking and requesting based on my current blood test results.

RBC Count - 6.07 H  4.20-5.80
MCV - 76.6 L   80.0-100.0
MCH - 24.7 L   27.0-33.0
Hemoglobin A2 - 1.5 L   1.8-3.5

Ferritin - 413 H   20-380

Iron, Total - 91   50-180
Iron Binding Capacity  - 313    250-425
% Saturation - 29   15-60

Thank you so much!

Andy Battaglia
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 06:54:12 PM »

It may be alpha minor. The HbA2, MCV and MCH all look like thal minor. The low HbA2 would have to rule out beta thal minor, as beta minors have a high HbA2. Ana alpha minor may have a low HbA2.
Other than slightly high ferritin, the iron numbers are normal.


All we are saying is give thals a chance.
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