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Haemoglobin A2 level in pregnancy
  1. Barry Benster1,
  2. Maurice N. Cauchi2
  1. Royal University of Malta, Guardamangia, Malta


    The haemoglobin A2 level was measured in 217 pregnant and 137 non-pregnant patients. Twenty-eight patients were reinvestigated at least six weeks after delivery.

    There was no significant difference in the mean haemoglobin A2 level in pregnancy (2·4 ± 0·8%) and the mean haemoglobin A2 level in the non-pregnant controls (2·3 ± 0·6%).

    In all anaemic patients whose A2 level was raised in pregnancy the level remained elevated after delivery.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hammersmith Hospital, Ducane Road, London W12.

    • 2 Present address: Department of Pathology, Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, Australia.