Thalassaemia screen

This is an important test that can be used to help diagnose thalassemia.

Venous blood
4 tests included
5 days turnaround



About Thalassaemia screen

What is thalassaemia?

Thalassaemia is a blood disorder that causes low haemoglobin levels. Haemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) responsible for transporting oxygen. It is important to have the right amount of haemoglobin and RBCs to supply the body with enough oxygen.

Lower levels of haemoglobin in thalassaemia results in fewer RBCs leading to anaemia. Thalassaemia is an inherited condition that typically affects people of Mediterranean, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern origin. There are two main types of thalassaemia: type alpha and type beta.

Beta thalassaemia causes worse symptoms. Symptoms of thalassaemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and pale skin as a result of anaemia, as well as slow growth and dark urine.

Why take the test?

This test checks the type and amounts of haemoglobins present in the blood and can be used to help diagnose thalassemia.


What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.