May 5, 2001
Dear Dr. Holodniy,
I hate to be a bother, but I wanted to make sure, your quote,
"Thalassemia would affect your red blood cells. PCR testing uses your lymphocytes which are white blood cells, and to my knowledge SHOULD BE affected by the blood disorder.", was correct...the "SHOULD BE AFFECTED" has me confused... I have a feeling there was a typo and you meant to say "shouldn't" ...am I correct or did you mean it "would be affected"?.
I would be extremely grateful if you could clarify this for me.
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Response from Dr. Holodniy
My mistake. Should NOT affect testing.
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