Biochemistry case study 4 – sickle cell trait

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Content Author:
Keith Chambers, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Level:
Undergraduate science or medical student, trainee biomedical scientist

OER Features:

Word Doc Case Study – SCOOTER98a_Sickle_Trait_Case_Study

PDF File – SCOOTER98b_Sickle_Trait_Case_Study

OER Description:

Identification of sickle cell trait requires a combination of looking at blood cell morphology and biochemistry. This case study steps you through some important points to understand fully the characteristic of the blood. A solubility test may also be performed to provide a firm diagnosis.

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