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

STAT: 1 hour, Routine: up to 24 hours

MiChart Code
Sickle Cell Screen
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Sickle Cell
Sickle Prep
Hemoglobin S Screen

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Solubility Method

Test Usage

Detection of sickling hemoglobins

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 tube. Send intact to the laboratory.

Collection Offsite

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

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL EDTA K2 whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL EDTA K2 whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.