Name: Sickle Cell Screen
Test Name: Sickle Cell Screen
Health Link Test Code: SICKLE
LIS Test Code: SICK
CPT Code(s): 85660
Detection of Hemoglobin S.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Lavender top
Collection Volume: 4 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Services. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
This is a screening test for Hemoglobin S. The methodology used for this test should not be considered conclusive for the diagnosis of sickle-cell anemia or sickle-cell trait. Confirmation with other methodologies such as electrophoresis is always advisable.