α- and β- Thalassemia StripAssays®

The α- and β-Thalassemia StripAssay® kits provide easy and cost effective solutions for the identification of  the most relevant mutations in the alpha and beta globin genes. In the case of the α-Thalassemia StripAssay®, broad coverage of 21 mutations ensures greater than 90% coverage of known significant mutations. For β-Thalassemia a series of three StripAssay® have been customized to cover regional differences in specific mutations targeting Mediterranean, Indian and Middle Eastern, and South East African populations, respectively.

α-Globin – ß-Globin StripAssay® Product Brochure

  • Kits are based on reverse-hybridization of biotinylated PCR products.
  • Minimal equipment required (thermal cycler, shaking water bath).
  • Technology combines probes for mutations and controls in a parallel array of allele-specific oligonucleotides.
  • Functions using immobilized oligos on a teststrip.
  • Strips show mutations by enzymatic color reaction visible to the naked eye.
  • Proprietary software package (Evaluator™) that aids in data interpretation, storage, and archiving.


Mutations Detected

α-Globin StripAssay® Catalog 4-160

21 mutations covering > 90 % of relevant mutations

ß-Globin StripAssay® Catalog MED 4-130
ß-Globin StripAssay® Catalog IME 4-140
ß-Globin StripAssay® Catalog SEA 4-150

22 mutations covering > 90 % of relevant mutations (optimized for Mediterranean countries, Middle East and India, Southeast Asia)