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An Approach to Hemoglobinopathy Investigations


February 02 2023


10:00 am - 11:00 am


Overview of common hemoglobin variants and thalassemia, with a focus on testing modalities and an approach for testing interpretation.

At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to: 

  • Utilize a practical approach to the investigation of hemoglobinopathies.
  • Describe various testing modalities used.
  • List implications of common hemoglobinopathies.
  • Recognize normal results through childhood and adult, as well as identify common variants.
  • Demonstrate when to refer samples to a reference lab for further investigation.

Target Audience: Residents

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Collaborator