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SCS
SICKLE CELL SCREEN

Test Code SCS 
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 
CPT Code(s) 85660