Skip to content

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. Hide this message

Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Sickle-cell screen

Sickle-cell screen

EDTA

TestSickle-cell screen
Common AbbreviationsHbS
ProfileFollowed-up by a Haemoglobinopathy Investigation
Clinical IndicationSickle haemoblobin is a consequence of an amino acid substitution in one or both beta chains of the haemoglobin molecule. In its homozygous form (Sickle Cell Disease) the patient has an intolerance for a reduced oxygen tension situation eg. anaesthesia or altitude. The patient then goes into crisis where major organs can become infarcted. The heterozygous form (Sickle Cell Trait) is usually asymptomatic.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3 mL (adult) 2 x 0.5 mL (paed) (can be shared with a FBC sample)
Special PrecautionsPlease state ethnic origin if known
Stability
Turnaround Time1 hour (urgent) at York Hospital (must call Lab prior) 4 hours (urgent) at Scarborough Hospital (must call Lab prior) 24 hours (routine)
LaboratoryYork Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
Limitations
Additional Information
Two female receptionists on the phone at a desk smiling

Feedback

A receptionist at an information stand reading some paperwork

Your Visit

Chinese Poland

View all languages >