VISTA™ Thalassemiaseq

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, which is caused by changes in the genes that help make hemoglobin.

Thalassemia is prevalent in populations in the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, Trans Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the Far East. Worldwide 56,000 conceptions have a major thalassemia disorder of which approximately 30,000 are affected by β-thalassemia major and 3500 succumb perinatally from the hydrops fetalis syndrome.

Indication of testing
  • Planning to get married
  • Starting a family
  • Planning to get pregnant

Thalassemiaseq can help to identify a couple’s carrier status of  thalassemia before or during pregnancy to enable informed decision-making and to better prepare for what lies ahead

Sample requirements
  • Saliva: ≥2ml (or)
  • Peripheral blood: 2-5ml (or) 
  • 4 dried blood spot