Sickle Cell Screen

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Sickle Cell Screen a.k.a. HbS screen, Sickle Solubility Test

Condition / Indication: Screening for sickling haemoglobin variants

Special precautions & notes: Urgent screening test for sickling haemoglobin variants only; if non-urgent, request haemoglobinopathy screen. Provide family origin information. Sickle screen will not detect non-sickling haemoglobin variants or thalassaemia.

Reference range: Sickle solubility test - Positive or Negative

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 24 hours (confirmatory testing); 1 hour (urgent and request phoned through to lab)