Blood Sciences Test


Sickle Cell Screen

Specimen

EDTA blood sample

Special Instructions

None

Factors affecting results

Blood transfusion 4 months prior to testing may affect the results

Reference ranges

Not applicable

Test Usage

To screen for the presence of Haemoglobin S. All requests will also have full Haemoglobinopathy screen.

Turnaround time

Routine  24 hours

Urgent <1 hour

Availability

In house

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

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