The measurement of hemoglobin A2 is used in the differential diagnosis of various hemoglobin abnormalities. Hemoglobin A2 is normal hemoglobin and accounts for 2-3% of total hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin A2 measurement is part of the Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Test
What Do Pathological Values Mean?
- Increase: Megaloblastic anemia, beta-thalassemia
- Decrease: Anemia (iron deficiency, microcytic, sideroblastic), alpha-thalassemia, beta-thalassemia, erythroleukemia, hemoglobin A2-Monreale mutation, hemoglobinopathy H
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. The correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings, and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.