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Haemoglobin E carrier: description in brief

This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with adults who are carriers of haemoglobin type E.


Information for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers: you are a haemoglobin E carrier

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A blood test can identify adults who carry a gene for haemoglobin type E.

This document explains about being a carrier and how it might affect an adult and their family.

It sets out:

  • what a haemoglobin E 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