Combined Test for Haemoglobinopathies & All Thalassemia


Just one blood spot needed
Simple to use kit
Comfort & privacy of your own home
Results analysed using the latest laser technology
Complete confidentiality of results
Quick turnaround of results for your complete peace of mind


This kit combines Sickle Cell disease and carrier status, Alpha Thalassemia and carrier status, Beta Thalassemia and carrier status as well as Fetal haemoglobinopathies, Delta haemoglobinopathies and other rare forms of haemoglobinopathy. Effectively giving you four tests for the price of three.

All of the inherited haemoglobin disorders that you can test with our home blood sampling kit were originally characteristic of the tropics and subtropics but are now increasingly more common worldwide due to migration. The genes for haemoglobin production are inherited from both parents and carriers of haemoglobin variants are healthy and are unaware of their status unless screened.

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    Why test?

    Using the combined screening test kit for haemoglobinopathies & all thalassaemias is a simple and convenient way to know your status for these multiple conditions providing just one sample. Once you know your status, you will be able to discuss your results with a healthcare professional or your doctor, who will be able to offer information, further tests and appropriate treatment.

    – This is a screening test for research purposes only –



    and mutations

    The majority (>95%) of adult haemoglobin has two alpha and two beta globin chains. Some (2 – 3.4%) is consistent of two alpha and two delta chains and a tiny amount of less than 1% is fetal haemoglobin. The structure of each globin of the haemoglobin chain is genetically determined.

    However, some people may have inherited one of the over a thousand mutations that are known and that result in either thalassaemias or haemoglobin variants, such as sickle cell. It is important to note that most of these genetic mutations are clinically insignificant, meaning, they do not cause any symptoms. However, it is important to know them when planning for a baby. Very rarely the person would have a “de novo” mutation that has not been genetically inherited and occurred only in that particular individual.