Variant Haemoglobins: A Guide to Identification / Edition 1

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Covering the 130 documented variant hemoglobins and including more than 650 high-quality, full-color digital images, this manual is an essential reference source for diagnosis in the hematology laboratory. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, the authors divide this book into four sections covering common hemoglobins of major clinical or diagnostic importance, combinations of common hemoglobins, thalassaemias and related conditions, and less common variant hemoglobins.

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"Nevertheless, this is a very helpful guide and will be of great service to hospital diagnostic laboratories undertaking the analysis of variant haemoglobins around the world. Indeed one hopes an overseas edition will be produced for use in the less affluent parts of the globe." (ACP News, 1 March 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405167154
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,106,211
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara J.Bain MB BS, FRACP, FRCPath

Professor of Diagnostic Haematology

St Mary’s Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine

St Mary’s Hospital


Barbara J. Wild PhD FIBMS

Clinical Scientist

Haemoglobinopathy Genetics Centre

University College Hospitals London NHS Foundation Trust


Adrian D. Stephens MB BS, MD, FRCPath

Honorary Consultant Haematologist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Lorraine Phelan MIBMS

Haemoglobinopathy BMS Lead

Haematology Laboratory, St Mary’s Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


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Table of Contents


1 Globin genes and haemoglobin.

2 Diagnostic procedures and principles of commonly used tests.

3 Common haemoglobins of major clinical or diagnostic importance.

4 The thalassaemias and related conditions.

Atlas pages.

Technical notes to aid in interpretation of the following atlas pages — Please read first!

Table technical notes.


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