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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):Tube top is purple (lavender).
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.