Pre-Anaesthetic Sickle Screen

This is a fast track test to detect the presence of HbS in pre-anaesthetic patients. In the event of Sickle Cell Disease or a non HbS variant being identified a preliminary report will be issued with further results to follow.
Sample type and Volume required: 
External users please refer to Sickle and Thalassaemia screen.
Minimum 1 ml EDTA blood. It is recommended a FBC is performed and results sent with sample for interpretive purposes.
Turnaround time: 
Samples received before 10.30 AM will be reported the same day. After 10.30 AM results will reported the following day. If an urgent Sickle cell status is required a Sickle Solubility test will be performed.
Special sample instructions: 

Blood transfusion within the last four months will affect results. Any red cell transfusion given must be declared on the request form.

Storage and transport: 
Samples can be sent first class post. Samples can tested up to 10 days after collection.
Please contact Business Development for pricing enquiries
Time limit for extra tests: 
Depends on tests required. Contact laboratory for further details.
Red Cell Centre - Protein Laboratory
020 3299 2455
c/o Central Specimen Reception
Blood Sciences Laboratory
Ground Floor Bessemer Wing
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.30pm
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 08/01/2020