When to get tested?
Your healthcare provider might ask you to go for this test, if you are having symptoms of sickle sick disorder. The symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
- Vision problem
- Yellow skin and eyes
- Pain of blood flow which might feel like menstrual pain
- Retarded growth
- Swollen hands and feet
- Persistent infections
This test requires a simple blood sample, which will be drawn from a vein in your upper arm. You can choose the facility of booking a Sickling test online as well.
No fasting or any other test preparation are required to appear in this test. However, if you have had a blood transfusion, it is preferable that you wait at least 90 days before taking the test. As this may cause faulty test results.
A positive test result might indicate that you have sickle sick diseases, in this case your doctor might order further tests for confirmation. Also, you can consult with your doctor for a better understanding of your test results.