Accession Number : AD0750312

Title :   The Automated Dithionite Test for the Detection of Hemoglobin S in Military Personnel. A Technic Evolved from Molecular Concepts,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr. ; Conte,Nicholas F. ; Nalbandian,Robert M.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Automated, inexpensive, mass screening technics for the detection of hemoglobin S in both military and civilian populations have been proven by extensive field tests. These automated mass screening technics permit, for the first time in the history of sickle cell disease, the development of accurate, compiled statistical data, including gene frequency, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. The use of automated, inexpensive, objective, molecular-based mass screening technics is an essential prior condition for the elimination of this genetic disease by appropriate genetic counseling.

Descriptors :   (*ANEMIAS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), (*BLOOD DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), (*HEMOGLOBIN, ARMY PERSONNEL), CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, BLOOD, ELECTROPHORESIS, POPULATION, AUTOMATION, GENETICS, DISEASES, HEMATOLOGY

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE