|Test||SICKLE CELL SCREEN|
|Methodology||Qualitative Solubility Testing|
|Description||Useful for testing for the presence of hemoglobin S.|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube, and send 5.0 mL of EDTA whole blood. Sample is stable 3 days refrigerated.
NOTE: LABEL WITH FULL NAME OF PATIENT (LAST, FIRST [DO NOT USE NICKNAMES]), DATE OF BIRTH AND/OR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DATE OF COLLECTION, AND INITIALS OF PERSON DRAWING SPECIMEN.
|Reference Values||Values: Negative (reported as positive or negative)
PRECAUTIONS: The procedure does not distinguish hemoglobin S trait from homozygous sickle cell disease nor any of the following combinations: S/C, S/D, S/G, S/E, S/thalassemia, S/O-Arab, and C/Georgetown trait.
False negative results may be obtained in infants and following transfusions.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|