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Sickle Cell Screen

SIM

20640 

CPT

85660 

Synonyms

Sickle Chex 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

3.0 ml EDTA lavender stopper tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml whole blood 
Min: 1.0 ml 

Additional nformation

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Refrigerated

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 3 weeks 

Rejection Criteria

•  Clotted Sample 
•  Insufficient volume 
•  Plasma has been removed.

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Sickle Chex screening test 

Methodology

Reduced Hb-S is insoluble in the concentrated phosphate buffer and forms a cloudy, turbid suspension 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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