Sickle Cell Screen

Test Code
SCSC

CPT Codes
85660

Preferred Specimen
Whole blood EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions
Transport refrigerated (cold packs).

Transport Container
EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology
Hydrosulfite Solubility

Reference Range
Negative

Clinical Significance
Screening test to determine presence of sickling hemoglobins, e.g., Hemoglobin S; Hemoglobin C, Harlem; Hemoglobin Georgetown.



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.