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Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine

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Guidelines for teh diagnosis of the haemoglobinopathies in Nigeria

TR Kotila

Abstract


The haemoglobinopathies are prevalent genetic disorders in Nigeria, it is therefore imperative that diagnosis is made accurately and promptly so that affected individuals can seek timely medical help. There is no structured modality for the investigation of the haemoglobinopathies in the country. Haemoglobin electrophoresis at alkaline pH is solely relied upon by both the secondary and tertiary health centres in the diagnosis of the haemoglobinopathies. It is also necessary to know and understand the various diagnostic tests available for this genetic disorder and to interpret the results correctly. This review discusses the different diagnostic tests appropriate for the different levels of health care in the country.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/aipm.v8i1.63954
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