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Sickle Screen
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Information

Sickle Cell Screen – This is a screening test to determine the presence of sickling hemoglobins. (e.g. hemoglobin-s, hemoglobin c-Harlem). It is important to detect Hb-S in order to determine which individuals are at risk of crisis when exposed to prolonged anoxia such as may occur during surgery, athletic programs or high altitude conditions. Synonyms: Hemoglobin S

Methodology
Solubility
Specimen Required

Whole blood. Lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Stability: Room temperature – 7 days, Refrigerated – 14 days, Frozen – Unacceptable

CPT Code(s)
85660