Sickle Cell Screen
Label Mnemonic: SS
Epic Lab Code: LAB339
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Full draw; 3.0 mL lavender top; (or fingerstick)
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
3 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Negative (positive in SS, SA, SC and other rare genotypes)
Comments:
Ambiguous results may occur if patient has been transfused in the preceding 3 months.
Methodology:
Hemoglobin Solubility
CPT Code:
85660