Sickle Cell Screen (Hemoglobin S)
Lab test for Sickle Cell.
This is a screening test to determine the presence of sickling hemoglobins. 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 is a non-fasting blood test that reports in 1-2 business days, unless repeat testing is required in which case it can take 7 business days.