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HEMOGLOBIN S (SICKLEDEX) (SKD)

Department: Hematology
Test Synonym(s): SKD, Sickle Cell
CPT Codes: 85660
Methodology: RBC solubility, reduction
Reference Range: None detected
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Whole blood
Pediatric Requirements: Lavender top microtainer: 250 uL or 2 mL EDTA tube
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Refrigerated: 1 week
Reasons for Rejection: Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens or specimens that have been frozen
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TAT: 1 day
Special Instructions: Whole blood only. Refrigerate - do not freeze

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