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Sickle Cell Solubility Test

Order Name SICKL SCRN
Test Number: 0105700
Revision Date 06/15/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Sickle Cell Solubility Test
Solubility 6864-3 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 5 mL (1 mL) Whole Blood EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.5 mL) Whole Blood EDTA (Lavender) Microtainer/Bullet Refrigerated
Instructions For best results: Room temperature specimens should be tested within 12hrs, otherwise send Refrigerated.
Refrigerated specimens can be tested up to 48 hours; however, if Hgb results are provided by client, sickle screen test can be performed up to 2 weeks.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1 Day  
Clinical Use Used to confirm Hemoglobin S when an "S" band is found on hemoglobin electropheresis. 
CPT Code(s) 85660
Lab Section Hematology