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Test Code SICK Sickle Hemoglobin Solubility Test

Specimen Type

Blood

Container/Tube

Lavender top, EDTA

Turnaround Time

24 hours

STAT Days and Times Performed

24/7

Days and Times Performed

24/7

Method Name

Hemoglobin solubility

Test Includes

Qualitative screen only. Does not distinguish between sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. This test is not recommended as a screen for children <1 year old or in patients with <25% of HBS.

Preferred Volume

4 mL

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Fee Code

53551

Synonyms

Sickledex

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL in 4 mL tube

1.5 mL in 3 mL tube mL

CPT

85660

Reference Values

Negative