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Haemoglobinopathy is a disease of the blood. This page tells you about our work to study this disease at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.

What we do

The Haemoglobinopathy laboratory is situated at the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust and undertakes investigations into inherited disorders of Haemoglobin such as Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemias.

Testing is carried out using a High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analyser with confirmatory testing performed using Isoelectric Focusing, Electrophoresis and the Sickledex test.

The bulk of the laboratory's work comes from ante-natal screening samples as part of the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia screening programme.

The laboratory is also equipped with a spectrophotometer for the investigation of a red cell enzyme disorder called G6PD deficiency. For more information on this disease please follow the link to the the G6PD deficiency association.

Contact us

We recommend all users of our service consult this resource as a first resort but, if you can't find the information you are looking for, we also offer an e-mail service and aim to respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

You can email the Haemoglobinopathy Team here.

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