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825: Sickle Cell Screen Print View
Sickle Cell Screen SOLUBILITY  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 4 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

This is a screening test to determine the presence of sickling hemoglobins. (e.g. hemoglobin-S, hemoglobin C-Harlem) It is important to detect Hb-S in order to determine which individuals are at risk of crisis when exposed to prolonged anoxia such as may occur during surgery, athletic programs or high altitude conditions.

Note:
This test is not appropriate for patients less than 6 months old
due to interference by Hemoglobin F.
In these cases, it is suggested that test code 4983
(Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation) be ordered.

Maintain specimen at room temperature. Do not centrifuge
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
85660

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic; clotted






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