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Haemoglobinopathy screening can be carried out in general practice

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1542
  1. Jane Logan, general practitioner (
  1. Mawbey Brough Health Centre, London SW8 2UD

    EDITOR—Modell et al found that only half the couples at risk of having a child with thalassaemia received a service that allowed them an informed choice in genetic screening for the condition, with wide variation by region and ethnic group.1 For informed choice to be translated into the practical reality of a prenatal diagnostic procedure, haemoglobinopathy screening needs to be undertaken in the first trimester.

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