Gamma chain variants in Jamaican newborns.

15,661 cord bloods from Jamaican infants were examined for abnormal hemoglobins using alkaline cellulose acetate electrophoresis for the initial screening, supplemented by acid agar gel electrophoresis for samples exhibiting abnormal hemoglobin bands. Of the 16 electrophoretic variants which were detected, six were fully characterized and found to be: four… CONTINUE READING