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|Table 1. Demography, HbS, HbA and the alpha and sickle genotypes in 5 Kindred.|
|Table 2. Reference ranges (Median, Standard Deviation) for Hemoglobin La Desirade heterozygous and compound heterozygous with sickle gene mutation.|
|Figure 1. Pedigree of the five unrelated Omani Arab kindred with Hb La Desirade.|
|Figure 2. DNA sequencing chromatogram of proband’s β-globin gene demonstrating Hb La Desirade.
|Figure 3. HPLC (high
performance liquid chromatography) chromatogram showing hemoglobin
pattern [Hb La Desirade trait [A] and Double heterozygote (B)].