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Hemoglobin S, Screen, Blood

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Test Description
Hemoglobin S, Screen, Blood
Synonym(s)

Sickle Cell, Sickle Cell Screen, Hemoglobin S, Hemoglobin S Screen

Test ID
SDEX
General Information

Intended for use in screening for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Requirements

Lavender

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Lavender - Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after collection

Stability

Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Up to 2 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

with IV fluid; tube not filled with minimum volume; improper labeling; transfer tubes with whole blood; specimen received with plasma removed

Department (code)

Hematology

Methodology

Hemoglobin S Solubility

Estimated TAT

0-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday & STAT

CPT Code(s)

85660

Minimum Sample Volume

0.5 mL of Whole Blood

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

4621-9