Method of detecting thalassemia by optical analysis of blood components

Patent
AlSalhi, Mohamad.S. . 2016
Publication Work Type: 
براءة اختراع
Sponsoring Organization: 
USPTO
Patent Number: 
US 9347885 B2
Publication Abstract: 

The method of detecting thalassemia by optical analysis of blood components is a spectral detection method that is based on the fluorescence spectra of a set of biomolecules, including tyrosine, tryptophan, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, and flavin adenine dinucleotide, which are all found in blood plasma, and porphyrin, which is found in red blood cells (RBCs). Measured ratios of intensity maxima between tryptophan and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, flavin adenine dinucleotide and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, tyrosine and tryptophan, and the normal form of porphyrin and the basic form of porphyrin may each be used, alone or in combination, to diagnose a patient as suffering from thalassemia.