Rapid separation of human globin chains in normal and thalassemia patients by RP-HPLC.

Research paper by Hooshang H Nemati, Gholamreza G Bahrami, Zohreh Z Rahimi

Indexed on: 06 Mar '10Published on: 06 Mar '10Published in: Molecular Biology Reports


The present study describes a rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the detection of human globin chains in blood. The method involves direct injection of globin chains which prepared by a standard method onto a micro bondapack C18 reversed-phase column (7.8 mm I.D.) with UV detection at 280 nm. The detection limit of hemoglobin (Hb) was 0.1 μg, which is equivalent to about 1 ml of fresh whole blood. We report here the rapid procedure for globin chain analysis. The present method will be useful for the determination of globin chain analysis in clinical laboratories, as well as in thalassemia and sickle cell disease patients.