How do they do the test for sickle cell trait?

Heelstick in nursery. Hemoglobin screening is part of the 'state screen' done on all hospital-born newborns prior to discharge from the nursery. It generally takes about 2 weeks to get the results back and are sent to the baby's doctor of record.

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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).