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Get screened to know your sickle cell status
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    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Division of Blood Disorders. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; American Society of Hematology. ; ... More ▼
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    What is sickle cell screening? -- Why should I (or my child) get screened for sickle cell? -- When should sickle cell screening occur? -- What tests should be done? -- What tests should not be used? -- Where can I get tested?

    To find out whether you or your loved one has sickle cell disease (SCD) or sickle cell trait (SCT), blood tests must be done to screen for these conditions. Arming yourself with this information is referred to as knowing your sickle cell status.


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