Sickle Cell Screen is meant to determine the presence of abnormal hemoglobin (Hb-S) in blood.

Clinical Significance
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 which may occur during surgery, athletic programs or high-altitude conditions.



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