This test is used to screen for an abnormal type of hemoglobin called Hemoglobin S in blood and thereby establishing the diagnosis of sickle cell disease
This Test Includes
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
To determine if you have sickle cell trait or disease by measuring the presence and relative amount of haemoglobin S.
What is this test
Sickle cell testing are used to help diagnose sickle cell anaemia(also called sickle cell disease) and to identify those who may have sickle cell trait. Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited disorder that leads to the production of an abnormal haemoglobin called haemoglobin S (Hb S or Hgb S).