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Course number 20-563199, approved through 9/1/2020


  • Define Alpha Thalassemia.
  • List the clinical manifestations of the various forms of Alpha Thalassemia.
  • Compare and contrast laboratory findings for Alpha Thalassemia.
  • Differentiate among the various forms of Alpha Thalassemia.
  • Identify synonyms for the various forms of Alpha Thalassemia.
  • Correlate each type of Alpha Thalassemia with its genetic nomenclature/designation.
  • Explain the molecular basis for the various forms of Alpha Thalassemia (Chromosome associated with Alpha Thalassemia; and the degree of defect for the various forms of Alpha Thalassemia).
  • Interpret routine laboratory results for the case given and arrive at a differential diagnosis.
  • Interpret special hematology tests (Hemoglobin electrophoresis; Special stains).
  • Suggest laboratory tests to confirm this presumptive diagnosis; and suggest explanations for discrepancies among laboratory tests.

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Course Outline

  • Defining Thalassemia
      • Defining Thalassemia
      • Defining Alpha Thalassemia
      • Alpha Thalassemia States
      • Anemia in Alpha Thalassemia
  • Genetics of Alpha Thalassemia
      • Normal Chromosome 16
      • Chromosome 16 Alpha Thalassemia Silent Carrier
      • Chromosome 16 Alpha Thalassemia Minor
      • Alpha Thalassemia Minor - Homozygous
      • Alpha Thalassemia Minor - Heterozygous
      • Chromosome 16 Alpha Thalassemia Intermedia
      • Chromosome 16 Alpha Thalassemia Major
  • Clinical Manifestations of Alpha Thalassemia
      • Alpha Thalassemia Major
      • Alpha Thalassemia Intermedia
      • Alpha Thalassemia Minor
      • Silent Carrier
  • Laboratory Findings in Alpha Thalassemia
    • Hematology
      • Silent Carrier
      • Alpha Thalassemia Minor
      • Alpha Thalassemia Intermedia
      • Alpha Thalassemia Major
    • Chemistry
      • Serum Iron
      • Serum Bilirubin
      • Lactate Dehydrogenase
      • Serum Haptoglobin
  • Special Procedures
    • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
      • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Theory
      • Migration of Hemoglobin in Alkaline Electrophoresis
      • Normal Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
      • Sample Alkaline Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
      • Densitometer Tracings
    • Brilliant Cresyl Blue Stain
      • Hemoglobin H bodies
      • Reticulocytes
      • Normal Cells
  • Case Study
    • Case History
      • Case History
    • Complete blood cell count results
      • Complete Blood Count Results
    • Serum Chemistry Tests
      • Serum Chemistry Results
    • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
      • Brilliant Cresyl Blue Stain
        • Repeat Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
          • Repeat Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
        • Summary of Case Study
          • Summary
      • Treatment Options for Alpha Thalassemia
          • Treating Alpha Thalassemia
      • References
          • References
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