Ordering Recommendation

Determines presence of hemoglobin S.

Mnemonic
SCKL
Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen or room temperature specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If HPLC detects a peak which suggests Hgb S, then RBC Solubility will be added for confirmation. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83021; if reflexed, add 85660

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050520 Hemoglobin S, Evaluation (Sickle Cell) 4621-9
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Aliases
  • Hb S
  • Hgb S
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Screen
  • Sickle Cell Disease
Hemoglobin S, Evaluation with Reflex to RBC Solubility