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Sickle Cell Screen

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB339
EPIC Order
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.
May be drawn at any time and refrigerated in lab.


Reviewed by jcayless on November 27, 2019

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.

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