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Sickle Cell Screening

This screening test detects those individuals with:
  • Sickle cell disease, or
  • Sickle cell trait

Following a positive screening test, hemoglobin electrophoresis is done to determine whether the patient has the sickle cell trait (asymptomatic, with a mixture of normal hemoglobin and sickling hemoglobin), or the disease (all hemoglobin S).

Normal Values*

Sickle Cell Screening Negative

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.