SAS‚™ Sickle Cell Test


(100 Tests)

The SAS™ Sickle Cell Test is intended for use as an aid in the qualitative detection of hemoglobin S (Hb-S) in whole blood. An economical test with proven technology. Simple methodology with results within 5 minutes. Room temperature storage, two-year shelf life. CLIA Classification: Non-waived. For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease which is characterized by the presence of an abnormal hemoglobin (Hb-S).  In normal adults, 95% or more of the hemoglobin is present as hemoglobin A (Hb-A).  Infants younger than 3 months of age may have low levels of Hb-S which may not be detectable by this methodology.  Hemoglobin S can be inherited in the homozygous state (S/S), which results in sickle cell anemia, or in heterozygous state (A/S), which is usually the benign, asymptomatic sickle cell trait.  Hemoglobin S can also occur in the presence of other abnormal hemoglobin, i.e. Hb-C (S/C), thalassemia (S-thal), or Hb-D (S/D). These are referred to as the sickle cell variants and can produce symptoms of varying severity.

The SAS™ Sickle Cell Test is intended to be used as an aid in the qualitative detection of hemoglobin S (Hb-S) in anticoagulated whole blood.  The test does not distinguish between sickle cell disease (HbSS) and sickle cell trait (HbSA).  This test is not recommended for use on newborns under 3 months of age. This test is for in vitro diagnostic professional use.


  • Detects sickle cell in whole blood
  • Results in 5 minutes
  • Easy to read
  • Fast, easy and reliable 


  • Product characteristics: Detects Hemoglobin S in whole blood.
  • Sensitivity/Specificity: 99%/ 99%
  • Specimen type: Whole blood
  • Time to result: 30 minutes
  • Shelf life: 18 months
  • Storage: Room Temperature 15°-30°C
  • CLIA: Moderate
  • Instructions: Add 20 ul whole blood to 2 ml of working sickle cell buffer. Read results in 30 minutes.

CPT CODE*:  85660 – RBC Sickle Cell Test

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