Sickle Cell Trait Screen Test with Reflex

Sickle Cell Trait Screen Test with Reflex

Detect abnormal types of hemoglobin in the blood to help diagnose disorders such as sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder caused by a gene mutation. If the initial screen is abnormal, additional tests are performed to determine which type of abnormal hemoglobin is present. Read more
Test details

Sample type:
Blood
Preparation:
You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the sample collection. Fasting is not required for this test.
Test type: In Person
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$39.00 $52.00
+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee
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What
A screen for the presence of abnormal types of hemoglobin, and if positive, a reflex test for the presence of sickle hemoglobin proteins (hemoglobin S and Hemoglobin C-Harlem).
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Who
Must be 18+ years of age to purchase.
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How
Blood
Schedule an appointment, then visit a Quest Diagnostics patient service center location.
About the Test

This screens for Hemoglobin-S and Hemoglobin C Harlem, which are abnormal types of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. These tests are used by physicians to help diagnose sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder caused by a gene mutation. Red blood cells are usually round and flexible and can move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, some of the red blood cells are c-shaped like sickles or crescents and can become rigid and difficult to pass through the bloodstream. This can slow down or block blood flow and decrease oxygen levels. Hemoglobin-S cells have a shorter lifespan than regular hemoglobin cells, which can lead to a severe shortage of healthy red blood cells (anemia).

The sickle cell trait screen can indicate a positive or negative presence of Hemoglobin-S and/or Hemoglobin-C Harlem. If your sickle cell screen is positive, a hemoglobinopathy evaluation will be conducted at no additional charge to help determine sickle cell disease or trait. The Hemoglobinopathy evaluation will provide results for Hemoglobin A, Hemoglobin A2, and any hemoglobin variants.

 

How it works

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1

Buy a lab test & schedule an appointment

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Visit Quest for sample collection

3

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available.

4

Get physician support

Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

1

Buy a lab test
+ in-home sample collection

If in-home service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $79 fee.

2

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, Quest Mobile will contact you to schedule an in-home sample collection appointment.

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In-home sample collection

A Quest Mobile phlebotomist will collect your sample and deliver it to Quest Diagnostics.

4

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available. Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

 

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