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  • Sickle Cell Screen

    Test Name:Sickle Cell Screen
    Epic Order Code:LAB339  
    CPT Code:85660  
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole blood; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 4 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Collect specimen by standard phlebotomy procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect transport, grossly hemolyzed, clotted.
    Reference Range:Normal: Negative.
     Positive: Presence of sickling hemoglobin. False negative may be seen with anemic specimens.
    Additional Information:If positive, this test will reflex to hemogloblin analysis HPLC for confirmation.