Samavat reported screening criteria for beta-thalassemia minor. The author is from Iran.

Patient selection: anemia


Criteria for beta-thalassemia:

(1) hemoglobin A2 > 3.5%

(2) MCV < 80 fL and/or MCH < 27 pg/cell



A hemoglobin A2 > 10% suggests another hemoglobinopathy (hemoglobin E, hemoglobin C, other).

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