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What are the tests for sickle cell carrier?

What are the tests for sickle cell carrier?

Sickle cell trait: Sickle cell trait can be diagnosed by a heel stick at birth or by performing hemoglobin electrophoresis of the blood (a simple blood test). ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Sickle Cell Carrier (Definition)

Sickle cell carrier has gen for disease so if get married with some body with the same gene they will have children ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of sickle cell carrier observatble?

Usually no: The sc carrier state is associated with normal hematological values and normal life span. Knowledge of carrier status is important for reproductive planning since carriers can have children with sickle cell disease. Although uncommon, persons who are carriers for sickle cell may develop specific rare symptoms that may be related to sickle cell trait. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sickle cell carrier?

Carrier: Sickle cell carrier has gen for disease so if get married with some body with the same gene they will have children with sickle cell disease ...Read more

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Is it possible to get malaria if you are a sickle cell carrier?

Yes.: You can still get malaria. It is harder for the infection to propagate. The disease multiplies by infecting red blood cells. These cells, in people with sickle cell trait, do not live very long with the infection. This does not allow for the infection to increase. ...Read more

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I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean I'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?

I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean I'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?

Means no Hgb S: This test is specifically looking for HGB s. It will detect sickle trait (hgb as) or sickle cell disease (hgb ss). If the test is negative it means there is no sickle hemoglobin present, but it does not mean aa. There are many abnormal hemoglobins that are not aa, but would also test negative on a sickle screen. ...Read more

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Is it still dangerous for a sickle cell carrier to have a general anasthetic during surgery?

It Shouldn't Be!: Patients with sickle cell trait (carriers) are at minimal risk of developing any clinical problems except under very severe environmental conditions. Strange things can always happen, but a good anesthesiologist should be able to get a patient with sickle cell trait through any operation safely. ...Read more

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If I have sickle cell trait is it possible to now be sickle cell anemia?

If I have sickle cell trait is it possible to now be sickle cell anemia?

Confusing question: SS disease requires the genes for sickle cell from both parents, while S trait has it from one. You cannot change the genetic makeup that you were born with. Someone with trait can have a kid with SS if the partner has trait or SS. ...Read more

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If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait. With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say, the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb. ...Read more

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If a child has sickle cell anemia, wouldn't both the parents need to have sickle cell trait?

No: There are varying forms of sickling diseases, however it is a recessive trait and so the parents may appear fine but carry the trait and yet have a child with the disease. ...Read more

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Do both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Do both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

No: 2 abnormal (sickle cell) gene have to be inherited to have sickle cell disease. This can happen if both patents have sickle cell trait, one parent has sickle cell disease or both have sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Could both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Could both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Yes: Sickle cell anemia requires the gene from both parents to cause ss anemia. If only one parent gave the gene, the kid would be a trait carrier. ...Read more

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Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?

Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?

NO: To simplify- providing that the father has a completely normal blood - (no other type of congenital/hereditary bood disorder-like thalasemia minor, hemoglobin c disease etc) - the baby will have 50% risk to have sickle cell trait-but the baby will not have sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sickle cell trait?

Mutated gene: It is believed a single gene mutation occurred hundreds of years ago in a person in sub-Saharan Africa. When carried as one of a pair (trait), it seemed to confer resistance to malaria. It is transmitted as a recessive gene, meaning the normal gene next to it can do the work. When 2 defective genes are present, (sickle cell disease) the proper work is not done and the blood cells are defective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having the sickle cell trait?

Usually none: Having sickle cell trait means being a carrier for a mutation in one of the hemoglobin genes. It usually does not give any symptoms, but is able to be transmitted to ones children. If the other parent also has sickle cell trait or sickle cell anemia, then the children are at risk for possibly inheriting sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sickle cell trait?

Is there a cure for sickle cell trait?

No: And no cure is needed. With rare exceptions sickle trait has no impact on health and longevity. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the sickle cell trait deadly?

No: The vast majority of patients with sickle cell trait have no health consequences whatsoever. ...Read more

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Could a the sickle cell trait skip generations?

No: Sickle cell trait is when a person has one mutated copy of the beta-hemoglobin gene and one normal copy. You always inherit the mutated hemoglobin from one of your parents. Thus, one parent always has at least sickle cell trait if the child has sickle cell trait. Therefore trait does not skip a generation. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of sickle cell trait in babies?

Are there any symptoms of sickle cell trait in babies?

Not really: If it were not for the newborn screening done in all states we would not pick up these kids in childhood. These kids have pretty normal lives. If/ when their parents are aware they carry trait, we would look for it at some point but there would not be any urgency beyond the desire to know. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the risks of the sickle cell trait?

Check this out:: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/documents/scd%20factsheet_sickle%20cell%20trait. Pdf.

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What is sickle cell trait and anemia?

What is sickle cell trait and anemia?

Genes: Sickle cell anemia occurs when someone has 2 sickle cell genes. Normal hemoglobin (hb) genes code for hb a. A sickle cell gene codes for hb s. Having 1 hb a gene & 1 hb s gene leads to sickle trait. This will have no symptoms, but has some health consequences. 2 genes for hb s leads to sickle cell anemia. To make things more complicated, there are other abnormal hb genes that can cause problems. ...Read more

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What causes the sickle cell trait?

It is inherited: Hemoglobin (HGB) is a complicated chemical that is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen. We inherit one gene from each parent that makes one of the parts of HGB called beta chains. If we inherit a sickle beta chain gene from one parent and a normal beta chain gene from the other, we have sickle trait. If we inherit a sickle beta chain gene from both parents, we have sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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How is the sickle cell trait passed on?

How is the sickle cell trait passed on?

Straightforward: The beta globin gene is on chromosome 11. Everyone has two, one from each parent. If you have sickle trait, one is normal and the other has the sickle mutation. Half your germ cells (eggs or sperm) will carry the normal gene, half the mutated gene. If you give the mutated gene to your child, they have sickle trait. If they get a mutated gene from your partner too, they have sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What is the sickle cell trait and what does it do?

What is the sickle cell trait and what does it do?

Sickle trait: Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits. Html for good recommendations. ...Read more

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What are some signs of carrying the sickle cell trait?

What are some signs of carrying the sickle cell trait?

Nothing: Sickle cell disease causes anemia, pain crises, susceptibility to certain infections, and more. It's a recessive condition, which means you have to inherit two beta-globin mutations to have scd. If you inherit just one, you have sickle cell trait, and that does not cause noticeable signs or symptoms. Under extraordinary circumstances, sc trait can cause problems, but for most folks nothing. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens if you have both hemaglobin c trait and sickle cell trait?

Less severe than SS: Hemoglobin sc disease is the second most common type of sickle cell disease. It occurs when you inherit the hb c gene from one parent and the hb s gene from the other. Individuals with hb sc have similar symptoms to individuals with hb ss (sickle cell disease). However, the anemia is less severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sickle cell trait vs anemia?

Trait is asymptomatc: A person with as hemoglobin (sickle cell trait is almost always asymptomatic themselves but can pass the mutated gene onto their children. A person with sshemoglobin (sickle cell anemia) is also sometimes asymptomatic, but often develops some symptoms including: anemia, fatigue, pain, slow growth, increased incidence of infection crises, etc. ...Read more

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How likely am I to have sickle cell trait if my parents, grandparents, and greatgrandparents are nonafrican?

Genetic condition: While it is true that sickle cell in most common in those with african ancestry, people from other locations can carry the gene. The more important factor is not whether your ancestors are non-african but whether they carry the gene for sickle cell. If they don't, then you cannot get the condition. ...Read more

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What is best tests for sickle cell trait now?

Sickle cell trait: Sickle cell trait can be diagnosed by a heel stick at birth or by performing hemoglobin electrophoresis of the blood (a simple blood test). ...Read more

Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become ...Read more