Sickle Cell Screen

Tube Type

Test ID LAB339
CPT Code(s) 85660
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Special Hematology and Hematopathology (Core Lab after 17:00, and Weekends/Holidays)
Tube Station 532 (see STAT for after hours information)
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/Lavender Top Tube; See Comments
Room Temperature: Yes
Refrigerated: Up to 45 days
Frozen: NO
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday; 08:00-17:00
17:00-08:00, and Weekends/Holidays
- sent to Tube Station 30: performed by Core Lab
Turnaround Time Routine: 3 days. Performed daily M-F.
STAT: 8 hours
Reference Range Normal: Negative

Positive sickle solubility tests followed by HPLC and/or electrophoresis.

Positive result will not be released on a patient with no prior history until the confirmatory test has been completed. You may call lab (984)974-8322 for STAT test result if not released within listed turnaround time.

May be drawn at any time and refrigerated in lab.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 05, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514