Guidance: Alpha zero thalassaemia carrier: description in brief

Public Health England

February 22
11:16 2021


This information is for women who have had genetic (DNA) testing that confirms alpha zero thalassaemia carrier status.

It explains:

  • how being a carrier can affect an individual and their family
  • what an alpha zero thalassaemia carrier is
  • the condition a carriers baby could inherit
  • genetic inheritance of haemoglobin disorders
  • what the result means for other people in the family

Refer to how to print digital leaflets if you need to provide a copy of this guidance for someone who cannot access the internet.

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 22 February 2021

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