Hemoglobin variant in Al-Madina Al-Mnora city, Saudi Arabia
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To study the frequencies of two electrophoretically distinguishable hemoglobin types from Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: Blood samples from 246 residents from Al-Madina Al-Mnora City, Saudi Arabia, belonging to both genders and from all age groups were analyzed electrophoretically. Results: About 40% of the population had Hb A, 39.4% had A2, 15% had Hb S and 5.6% had Hb F. Majority of the study population had type A hemoglobin. No gross physiological differences were observed in these different hemoglobin types. Conclusions: The prevalence of abnormal Hb variants in Al-Madina Al-Mnora City was high; electrophoretic pattern showed structural differences in the hemoglobin molecule.