Key clinical point: An inexpensive, rapid blood test was more than 99% accurate in detecting sickle cell disease in young children.
Major finding: The assay had an overall accuracy of 99.8% in correctly identifying phenotypes as initially determined by hemoglobin electrophoresis.
Study details: A diagnostic accuracy study including 1,000 children aged 5 years and younger were prospectively recruited from hospitals and outpatient clinics in Uganda.
Disclosures: Dr. Serrao reported that he is an employee of Silver Lake Research, which funded the study and makes the test.
Serrao E et al. ASH 2018, Abstract LBA-3.
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