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Sickle Cell Screen

Source Blood
Mnemonic

SICKLES

Hemoglobin S Quantitation/Level, or Children 6 months of age or less: Order HBELEC (HBELECR at RRL sites) instead of SICKLES.

Specimen Requirements

Adult:
1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube, whole blood

Pediatric:
1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube or 2 lavender top EDTA microcollection tubes (second EDTA microcollection tube is used to perform a CBC), whole blood

FMC, PLC, RGH and SHC:
Collect 2nd lavender tube to perform CBCR.

Extra-regional:
Send CBC results with specimen.

Specimen Handling

DO NOT centrifuge.

ACH collections:
If only SICKLES requested, send specimen to FMC. FMC Hematology will perform CBC on specimen.

Additional Information If ordered routine with Hemoglobin Electrophoresis (HBELEC), an LIS rule will cancel the SICKLES test and print appropriate labels.
If SICKLES is requested STAT with HBELEC, both tests will be ordered.
Testing Location Hematology-FMC
Testing Frequency Tuesday, Thursday
Alternate Name(s) Hemoglobin S Screen
Reference Interval Click here for critical values.