Molecular genetic confirmatory testing with polymerase chain reaction amplification is integral to neonatal hemoglobinopathy screening programs. In this study, we demonstrate applicability of polymerase chain reaction-based testing for the common deletions in blacks responsible for hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. This approach will provide rapid diagnostic clarification in newborn screening follow-up.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatrics|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health