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sickle cell test

 

Definition: in an anaerobic wet preparation containing equal amounts of blood and 2% sodium bisulfite, erythrocytes containing hemoglobin S undergo a change in shape to a sickle-cell form; the number of sickled red blood cells per 1000 red blood cells is determined and expressed as a percentage.

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