Beta Thalassemia Test (HBB Genotyping)

Find out if you are at risk

  1. Beta (β) thalassemias are a group of inherited blood disorders
  2. Defects in the HBB gene cause β-thalassemia
  3. 60-80 million people around the world carry a β-thalassemia mutation, making it the most common autosomal recessive disorder in the world
  4. Simple mouth swab DNA test with results in 1 – 2 weeks

About Beta-Thalassemia

About Beta Thalassemia DNA Test

The HBB gene encodes for the β-globin chain of hemoglobin, an essential protein found in red blood cells. Mutations in the HBB gene lead to blood disorders, including β-thalassemia. β-thalassemia is an autosomal recessive disorder, which means two defective copies of HBB are necessary to be affected by the disease.

Learn more 

About Beta-Thalassemia DNA Testing

Beta-Thalassemia DNA Test

What is the HBB gene? What are my risks of having a child with β-thalassemia if I have one defective HBB gene?

Learn more 

Get Tested

Click here to order online! 

Order by Phone: 1-888-828-1899 Monday to Friday, 8AM – 5PM PST (11AM – 8PM ET)

Getting Started

for Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

Receive more information or to get your clinic set to up offer Beta Thalassemia DNA testing to your patients.


Beta-Thalassemia FAQs

Your Beta Thalassemia DNA Test Results

How will I receive my results? How long will testing take? What are the possible results and what are the interpretations for each result type?

Learn more