Tests for dads: sickle cell and thalassaemia screening
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Adult carriers: sickle cell, thalassaemia, unusual haemoglobin, Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: commission and provide, and Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them
- First published:
- 1 January 2012
- Last updated:
- 11 April 2017, see all updates
Leaflet for expectant fathers explaining antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
PDF, 600KB, 12 pages
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This publication for fathers-to-be explains antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
Offer this leaflet to fathers where antenatal screening shows the expectant mother is a carrier for sickle cell, thalassaemia or another haemoglobin variant. It describes:
- haemoglobin disorders
- the screening test
- the range of possible results
- the possible risks of the baby inheriting a condition
- the choices that the baby’s parents can make
Published: 1 January 2012
Updated: 11 April 2017
- Updated version of leaflet.
- First published.