Effective price: ₹5940
Above 10 years
The Sickle Cell Anaemia HB3 Gene test is used to diagnose Sickle Cell Anaemia, a group of inherited disorders that adversely affect the shape of red blood cells in your body. If you are diagnosed with this disease, your RBCs will start deforming and become sticky.
The condition can impede the flow of blood in your body. This can cause a decline in the ability of RBCs to carry oxygen to all parts of your body. But these sickled cells don't live as long as healthy RBCs. When they die off, there is a deficit of RBCs left behind which cause anaemia.
You need to get a Sickle Cell Anaemia test done if you start experiencing the following symptoms:
Sickle Cell Anaemia can be caused by multiple factors. The sickle-shaped red blood cells are produced when there is a change in the haemoglobin gene. Once they start attaining their crescent sickle shape, they start blocking the flow of healthy haemoglobin. If you and your partner both carry the sickle cell gene, then there is a high chance that your child has Sickle Cell Anaemia.
If the child receives a single copy of the sickle cell gene, they will possess one mutated and one typical haemoglobin gene. They might not show clear symptoms, but they have sickled cells in their bloodstream, and they can pass it on to their kids.
The symptoms of Sickle Cell Anaemia are quite painful and might cause a wide variety of complications, such as:
The Sickle Cell Anaemia test requires a blood sample, which is then processed with the help of a technique called Haemoglobin Electrophoresis. The high-performance liquid cinematography measures the levels of various types of haemoglobin in your bloodstream. It also identifies the presence of these sickle cells and measures their levels.
Here are some pointers that might help you navigate life while being diagnosed with the sickness:
Apollo's Sickle Cell Anaemia test cost is ₹6,600, and the results are made available in 11 days. If the test results are positive, you must start treatment with blood transfusions and antibiotics. Sickle Cell Anaemia might take quite some time to treat, which means you will have to live with the ailment for quite some time.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results