What is Hgb E trait?

Also known as:  hemoglobin E trait.

Hemoglobin is the protein in the blood that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. Hemoglobin E trait affects the hemoglobin in the red blood cells but is a mild disorder. A person with Hemoglobin E trait carries a gene for hemoglobin E and one normal gene called hemoglobin A. A person with hemoglobin E trait may have no symptoms or very mild anemia.

Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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