• Type: Blood

Pre-Marriage Screening - Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

£96.00 GBP
 per 

No appointment needed

Laboratory test

Photo ID needed such as passport or driving license

Results by e-mail

This is a test for one person

Product description

This is a pre-marriage screening blood test that tests for sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia. It is a requirement in some African and Middle Eastern countries before marriage.

This is a haemoglobin electrophoresis test and is sometimes called a "genotype" test.

Why do this test?

Sickle cell anaemia and beta thalassaemia are inheritable conditions. There is no problem to the person if they are sickle cell or beta thalassaemia carriers and have only one gene for these. However, if a couple who are both carriers have children, then there is a 1 in 4 chance that their children will have sickle cell disease or beta thalassaemia. That will mean life-long medical care and suffering for the affected children. For this reason, many countries ask their citizens to screen for sickle cell anaemia before they get married in order to avoid having affected children. Please note that having alpha thalassaemia does not give any major medical problems.

Results:

Results take 3 working days and will be e-mailed to you. Please let us know if you need a signed, stamped hard copy to be posted to you. *

* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.

How does it work?

marriage-screening

How tests are done?

Blood tests are taken by a trained phlebotomist

Date of Birth Requirement

All laboratories need information regarding the client to identify their individual sample.

Without these details, tests cannot be done.

The minimum requirement is the full name and date of birth.

You can enter these details securely in 'Order Special Instructions' at the CART stage of the order process. Alternatively, you can email these to us at: info@stitest.london

Photo ID Requirement

All pre-marriage tests need a photo ID to be shown at Patient Reception at the time of the test.

This is because pre-marriage test results are often shown to embassies or other agences.

Only a valid passport or driving license is accepted.

Originals must be shown. No copies or images on a phone.

Location

The Doctors Laboratory

76 Wimpole Street

London

W1G 9RT

See map at bottom of this page

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Pre-Marriage Screening - Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

£96.00 GBP
 per 

Location

Patient Reception

The Doctors Laboratory

76 Wimpole Street

London

W1G 9RT

Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 7am - 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

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