Experiences with sickle hemoglobin testing in the Texas newborn screening program

B. L. Therrell, J. L. Simmank, M. Wilborn

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Abstract

We have found the incidences to be as expected. Annual births in Texas number approximately 42,000 blacks, more than 90,000 Hispanics, and more than 175,000 whites. The newborn screening program is detecting approximately 100 cases of sickle cell anemia, 40 cases of SC disease, and 4,200 sickle hemoglobin carriers annually.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-867
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume83
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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