Hem/Onc Quiz #1: Fetal Erythropoieses and Hemoglobin Development

1. A newborn's blood smear shows an increased level of hemoglobin F (HbF). Which of the following describes the primary structure of hemoglobin F?

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2. During a routine prenatal visit, a pregnant woman asks about the development of her baby's blood cells. At which gestational location does the primary erythropoiesis occur during the first trimester of pregnancy?

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3. A couple with a history of beta-thalassemia is concerned about their child inheriting the condition. Beta-thalassemia primarily affects the synthesis of which component of adult hemoglobin?

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4. A laboratory report for a newborn shows high levels of hemoglobin Barts (γ4). This finding suggests a defect in the synthesis of which of the following globin chains?

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5. During fetal development, the transition from fetal hemoglobin (HbF) to adult hemoglobin (HbA) begins shortly after birth. This transition is crucial for adapting to extrauterine life. Which of the following best describes the change in oxygen affinity during this transition? 

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