Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Sickle Cell Screen

Test Name: Sickle Cell Screen
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Lavender 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: The test is positive in sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.
All positives should be further evaluated by Hemoglobin Electrophoresis.
Special Processing:  
Comments: SICKLEDEX is a qualitative test and does not distinguish between sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.
Method of Analysis: SICKLEDEX Kit (Ortho Diagnostics) based on relative insolubility of Hemoglobin S.
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
SICL
 
Referred To:  

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