Apr 2, 2015




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Sickle Cell Screen

Sickle Cell Screen (SICKLE) Transfusion Service Lab Test

Name: Sickle Cell Screen

Test Name: Sickle Cell Screen

Health Link Test Code: SICKLE

LIS Test Code: SICK

CPT Code(s): 85660

Methodology: Turbidometric

Clinical Information:

Detection of Hemoglobin S.

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Lavender top

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

42 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Services. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Additional Information:

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.