Test Overview
Test Methodology

Solubility Method

Test Usage

Detection of sickling hemoglobins

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, one run per day (unless STAT)
Analytic Time

STAT: 1 hour, Routine: up to 24 hours

Soft Order Code
SCP
MiChart Code
Sickle Cell Screen
Synonyms
  • Sickle Cell
  • Sickle Prep
  • SICKLE CELL TURBIDITY TEST
  • Hemoglobin S Screen
  • SCP
Laboratory
Hematopathology
Section
Hematology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 tube. Send intact specimen refrigerated at 2-8C within 2 weeks of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Sodium citrate, ACD and heparin tubes are also acceptable.
Rejection Criteria
Specimens clotted, diluted with IV fluid, or in underfilled or improper tubes will be rejected. Liquid EDTA K3 tubes are not acceptable due to possible dilutional effects.
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL EDTA K2 whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL EDTA K2 whole blood
Billing
CPT Code
85660
Fee Code
22309
NY State Approved
No