Procedure (whole blood)


How-to Video


Instructions


Interpreting results: look for the missing line(s)

Red lines may appear at each of three hemoglobin variant-specific locations (Hb A, Hb S, & Hb C) and a control location.
• If no control line appears, the test is invalid and should be repeated.

This test is different from many other rapid tests (e.g. malaria, TB, HIV, pregnancy), because for HemoTypeSC™:
• The PRESENCE of a line indicates the ABSENCE of the hemoglobin.
• The ABSENCE of a line indicates the PRESENCE of the hemoglobin.


Red lines may appear at each of three hemoglobin variant-specific locations (Hb A, Hb S, & Hb C) and a control location.

Important information

HemoTypeSC™ is a rapid test kit for the determination of hemoglobin type in whole blood. This is a competitive lateral flow assay incorporating monoclonal antibodies for detection of hemoglobin A, hemoglobin S, and hemoglobin C.

HemoTypeSC™ provides point-of-care determination of hemoglobin phenotypes HbAA (normal), HbSS and HbSC (sickle cell disease), HbCC (hemoglobin C disease), and HbAS and HbAC (carrier or trait). HemoTypeSC™ does not detect other hemoglobin variants (such as Hb D or E) – these variants will give the same result as Hb A.

HemoTypeSC™ does not detect – and results are not affected by – fetal hemoglobin. 

Store all items at room temperature. Observe biohazard safety procedures.