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Delta beta thalassaemia carrier: description in brief

This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with adults who are carriers for delta beta thalassaemia.

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Information for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers: you are a delta beta thalassaemia carrier

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A blood test can identify adults who are carriers of the gene for delta beta thalassaemia haemoglobin.

This document explains about being a carrier and how this how this can affect an adult and their family.

It sets out:

  • what a delta beta thalassaemia carrier is
  • how it will affect the person’s children
  • possible disorders a child could inherit
  • what the result means for other people in the family

The publication also includes information about how genetic inheritance for haemoglobin disorders work.

Published 1 January 2012
Last updated 19 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with new statement on use of personal data and copyright.
  2. First published.