fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

n.
The predominant form of hemoglobin in fetuses and newborn infants, present in small amounts in adults but often elevated in adults with certain forms of anemia and other disorders.
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Fraction (1): hemoglobin F 0.7%; Fraction (2): hemoglobin A2 2.9%; Fraction (3): beta globin variant and closely located Hemoglobin A: 96.4%.
Does elevated hemoglobin F modulate the phenotype in Hb SD-Los Angeles?
A small percentage of hemoglobin A2 and hemoglobin F is also present in the population, Hemoglobin F is predominately in fetuses and newborns.