Received: 13 July 2019
Accepted: 31 March 2020
First Online: 15 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written informed consent was obtained from all individuals and/or their guardians contributing buccal swabs to the study. Approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board - Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation.
: Not Applicable.
: Authors GH, KF and MS are employees of BioMolecular Analytics, LLC. AQ is an employee of Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation Hospital and is one of the treating physicians for the patients.