GENOTYPE TEST MADE EASY
Your blood genotype is one vital information you need to know about your body! This is what makes you know the genetic makeup of your red blood cells, that is, if Hb AA, Hb AS, Hb AC, Hb SS, Hb SC, Hb CC, or the other variants. It is necessary for individuals to know their genotype because it informs about conjugal compatibility. Provided that it is accurately determined, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime diagnosis.
But the common genotype screening test may be quite inaccessible or costly for people, especially those who inhabit the inner cities or rural communities. In such locations, many are even uninformed or unaware of the need for genotype screening.
That will be a thing of the past! With a two dollars (US$2) test kit called HemoTypeSC, it will be possible to reach several people, young and old. The test is an accurate, rapid, cost-effective and easy-to-conduct test. The test kit is portable and does not require electricity or refrigeration.
With a single drop of blood, HemoTypeSC test has been conducted in Uganda and Ghana with amazing results. It can help to detect sickle cell disease early in infants, hence management can proceed without delay.
The trademark product manufactured by Silver Lake Research Corporation has been approved for use in Europe but is still under investigation in the United States.