SICKLE CELL SCREEN - (B)
Test Code: HSS
Test performed at:
Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, and Westman Regional Hematology Labs
Must be delivered to Hematology Lab immediately after collection of sample.
Blood: 4.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 1.0 mL
Sickle Cell Screen not performed on children under 6 months. Hemoglobinopathy Investigation should be requested. (See link below)
When venipuncture is unsuitable, collect capillary blood in an EDTA microtainer.
For referred in samples:
Perform CBC and include copy of report.
Store sample at 2 - 10°C.
Peripheral blood smear is NOT required
Daily or Stat