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Overview Brief

 Hb D Punjab  test is performed to check for hemoglobin D Punjab (an uncommon structural hemoglobin variant) in the patient’s bloodstream.

What is Hb D Punjab?

Hb D Punjab is a blood test which helps in diagnosing and evaluating the presence of hemoglobin D Punjab  in patient’s bloodstreams. The test is named so because the variation was initially observed in Punjab.

 Why is Hb D Punjab Suggested?

Hb D Punjab  is generally suggested when the patient is showing the following symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Pain crises
  • Leg ulcers

How is Hb D Punjab performed?

Hb D Punjab test is a quite simple test.

  • The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
  •  5 ml blood is drawn.
  • Sample is then sent to lab for further testing.
  •  Patient will receive the test results after a period of time.

What are parameters measured in Hb D Punjab

Hb D Punjab test measures.

  • A gene and variant

Preparation before Hb D Punjab

Hb D Punjab  is a safe procedure. No special preparation required for the test. Patients have to schedule the test beforehand.

  • Inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have any underlying medical condition.
  • Try and tell the doctor all the symptoms.

Post-care after Hb D Punjab

Hb D Punjab test doesn’t require any post care.

  • The patient is free to go home after they have given the sample for Hb D Punjab.
  • You may rest for some time.

Sample types in Hb D Punjab

  • Blood

Side-effects of Hb D Punjab

Hb D Punjab test is a safe procedure. Some common risks are

  • For people who are scared of injections, this can be a painful process.
  • Risk of infection (from where the skin is broken).
  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
  • Accumulation of blood under the skin.

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