ViennaLab offers a reliable and convenient reverse-hybridization assay, capable of analyzing common haemoglobin single and double gene deletions, small deletions, point mutations and gene triplication simultaneously by a single approach.
Thalassemias belong to the most frequent hereditary diseases posing a major public health problem.
They are especially frequent in Mediterranean countries, Africa, the Middle East, South-East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Due to demographic changes during the last decades their incidence has increased worldwide.
Up-to-date, no ultimate cure apart from bone marrow transplantation is available.
Therefore, Health Authorities focus on screening programs.