Thalassaemia Related Services

Thalassaemia Screening at the SHE Laboratory

Registration

Requirements: National ID card

Charge for screening: MRF 500/-
Charge for DNA analysis: MRF 1000/-

Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 8:30am – 1:45pm

 

Express Service of Thalassaemia Screening is provided, where the results are given on the same day  of sample collection.

Charge for Express Service Screening: MRF 700/-

Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Issuing results

Requirements: National ID card, result slip
Screening results are issued within 2 working days of sample collection
DNA results are issued within 10 working days of sample collection

Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Note: in case the result slip is lost, the client can collect the result personally after presenting the ID card. If someone else is coming to collect the result, a letter from the client should be brought and the person collecting must present the client’s ID card.

Genetic Counseling on thalassaemia

Telephone Counseling

Phone: 3327117 ext 140
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm

One To One Counseling

This service is given to any diagnosed carried collecting the result personally.
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Note: counseling and information on thalassaemia are also given to walk-in clients.

Re-issuing of card

Re issuing of damaged or lost cards are provided on request of clients who have been tested after 1997.
Requirements: National ID card
Fee: MRF 100/-
The client should be present to receive the card
The card will be issued within 10-15 minutes

Blood Grouping and RH Typing

If desired, clients have the opportunity to check only their blood groups without doing the full thalassaemia screening procedure.
Fee: MRF 50/-
The results are issued within 10-15 minutes of testing

Support Services

PND Appointments

– Appointments for PND at CMC Vellore are arranged when requested for couples at risk of having a child with Thalassaemia Major.
– Couples should present their Thalassaemia card and a scan report (not more than 2 weeks old) which shows the presence of a viable fetus.
– PND is performed at the gestational age of 9-12 weeks and the clients are advised on a departure date and given information about the costs, the procedure and the duration of stay.
– Thalassaemia screening reports (of both expecting parents) along with a copy of the appointment confirmation email is provided to the clients before departure.
 

Support Services for Thalassaemics

– Assistance in finding blood donors
– Provision of Leukocyte Filters
– Provision of Infusion Pumps
– Arranging transportation in collaboration with Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways
– Appointments for HLA typing/BMT at CMC, Vellore.

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