Screening for sickle cell and beta thalassaemia

Interview 13


Brief outline: Routine pregnancy screening showed she is a carrier of beta thalassaemia, and that he carries haemoglobin E. They had amniocentesis, and the baby was unaffected. They would have had a termination if the baby was affected. Interview mainly in English with some brief discussion in Vietnamese.

Background: Married couple, first pregnancy. Mother aged 27, father 32. Father is an accountant. Ethnic background/nationality' Vietnamese.

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