Frequently Asked Questions

HemoTypeSC™ detects hemoglobin A, hemoglobin S, and hemoglobin C. Therefore, six different hemoglobin phenotypes can be resolved: HbAA, HbAS, HbAC, HbSC, HbSS, and HbCC.

Yes, HemoTypeSC™ has received CE Mark approval as an IVD.

HemoTypeSC™ is a competitive lateral flow immunoassay. The hemoglobin in the blood sample “competes away” the corresponding test line on the test strip. Therefore, a missing line means a positive result for that particular hemoglobin.

Ten minutes.

HemoTypeSC™ may be used to screen individuals of all ages and is ideal for screening newborns. Each monoclonal antibody in HemoTypeSC™ is highly sensitive for its respective hemoglobin and is blind to fetal hemoglobin. So, even newborns with very high levels of fetal hemoglobin and low levels of other hemoglobins may be confidently screened.

Yes, please contact us for the dried blood spot testing protocol.

Each HemoTypeSC™ test kit includes test strips, blood transfer devices, and water transfer pipettes. Clean test tubes or vials and a small amount of clean, fresh water is needed for the test. Vials, racks, and additional materials can be obtained from Silver Lake Research in the HemoTypeSC™ Accessory Pack, if needed.

Preliminary data indicates that HemoTypeSC™ has shown >99% clinical accuracy in validation studies involving thousands of patients throughout Africa, India, and the Caribbean. Please contact us for more details.

Please contact info@hemotype.com for details about procuring the test.

Have other questions?

Contact us at info@hemotype.com