Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)
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.
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 35489
(Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation) be ordered.
Maintain specimen at room temperature. Do not centrifuge
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic; clotted