fetal haemoglobin


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fetal haemoglobin

The form of HAEMOGLOBIN normally present in the red blood cells of the fetus. The haemoglobin alpha chains are identical to those of the adult, but the gamma chains are slightly different.
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0 RBC = red blood cell; Hb = haemoglobin; MCV = mean corpuscular volume; MCHC; mean haemoglobin concentration; WBC = white cell count; HbF = fetal haemoglobin.
This teenager has sickle cell anaemia (SS) or sickle cell Haemoglobin C disease (SC), or sickle cell beta-Thalassaemia (SbetaThal), or sickle cell Hereditary Persistence of Fetal Haemoglobin (SFhereditary).