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Haemoglobinopathies Result Interpretation Support

The aim of this website is to provide support to healthcare professionals, especially midwives and health visitors, when interpreting the result of a haemoglobinopathy screening.

Haemoglobinopathies are a large group of inherited blood disorders, which affect haemoglobin (an oxygen carrying substance found in red blood cells). Some haemoglobinopathies can cause life-threatening symptoms, while others do not cause medical problems or even signs of the condition. Mild haemoglobinopathies may go undetected and require no medical treatment.

Carriers of haemoglobinopathies are not expected to present with any health problems. However, it is important that they are aware of their carrier status as it has reproduction implications.

For information about interpreting results:

Pregnancy Screening Results

  • Sickle Cell carrier
  • Haemoglobin C carrier
  • Haemoglobin D carrier
  • Haemoglobin E carrier
  • Haemoglobin Lepore carrier
  • Haemoglobin OArab carrier
  • Beta thalassaemia carrier
  • Alpha plus thalassaemia carrier
  • Alpha zero thalassaemia carrier
  • Delta beta thalassaemia carrier

Newborn Screening Results

  • Sickle Cell carrier
  • Haemoglobin C carrier
  • Haemoglobin D carrier
  • Haemoglobin E carrier
  • Haemoglobin Lepore carrier
  • Haemoglobin OArab carrier

Information and resources

  • More information on haemoglobin and disease
  • Information to give to patients and relatives
  • Resources for healthcare professionals