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Sickle cell disease

This is an important test that can be used to detect sickle cell disease.

Venous blood
10 tests included
4 days turnaround

£100.00

£79.00

About Sickle cell disease

What is Sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder caused by abnormal haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) responsible for transporting oxygen.  It is important to have the right amount of haemoglobin and RBCs to supply the body with enough oxygen. Abnormal haemoglobin in sickle cell disease changes the shape of RBCs which can result in blockage of blood vessels. Symptoms of sickle cell disease include anaemia, fatigue, jaundice, painful episodes and an increased risk of infection.  

Why take the test?

This test checks the type of haemoglobins present in the blood and can be used to detect sickle cell disease.

 

What's tested

Red Blood Cells

Solubility

Haemoglobinopathy

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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