"Now, research shows that with a new rapid result test kit, a diagnosis of sickle cell disease may no longer be a death sentence for children in the most affected parts of the world. HemoTypeSC, a dipstick-type test, is relatively inexpensive, accurate, and can provide timely diagnosis of sickle cell disease, according to the study
published in the American Journal of Hematology
. The test has the potential to be a game-changer for people with the disease who live in distressed areas around the world."