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Can cannabis show up in a sickle cell blood test?

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Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
The test for sickle: Cell hemoglobin is an electrophoretic technique, or alternatively, a test based upon differential solubility/ppt. Drug screens use a completely different technology. The tests must be done separately, and have no effect, one on the other. If you're asking because you have sickle cell disease and have been smoking marijuana, i'd advise you stop the latter and follow your dr.'s advice for the former.
Answered on Apr 7, 2017

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