Sickle cell test

Alphabetical Test listing

Sickle cell test-506

  
Sickle cell test
  
506
  
85660.1
  
SIC
  
Hemoglobin S Screen
Hgb S
  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
4.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion to prevent clotting.

  

Submit tube unspun.

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 45 days

Ambient (OK) - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Clotted specimen
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Hemolysis
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature
  
AHL - Hematology: H
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Negative

  

This test is a screening procedure only and does not distinguish between Sickle Cell Disease (S/S) and Sickle Cell Trait (A/S). All positive or weak positive results should be further evaluated with hemoglobin electrophoresis. False negative results can occur with low levels of HbS (neonates, recent transfusion, congenitally low HbS, and with Hgb levels ≤ 8 g/dL). False positive results may be seen with immunoglobulin interference (multiple myeloma, cryoglobulinemia).

  
85660
  
11/30/2001
  
02/21/2020
  
02/18/2020