Rapid Detection of Hemoglobins A, S, and C
in Just a Droplet of Blood.
Five Quick Steps
Highly Accurate Results
Accurate Results on-the-Spot
Dried Blood Spot-Compatible
HOW IT WORKS
Using Dropper Pipette, add six (6) drops of water to Test Vial. Place Test Vial in a compatible rack. 1.5-mL test tubes may also be used.
Obtain blood sample – a small drop is sufficient (about one microliter). Touch the white pad below the blue cover of the Blood Sampling Device to blood sample, until the white pad absorbs blood droplet
Insert Blood Sampling Device into Test Vial and swirl to mix.
A. Sufficient swirling is essential for blood to be properly transferred into Test Vial.
B. Check visually to ensure that water has become pink or light-red in color.
C. Leave Blood Sampling Device inside the Test Vial water after swirling.
Insert HemoTypeSC™ Test Strip into Test Vial with arrows pointing DOWN.
Wait 10 minutes.
Take HemoTypeSC™ Test Strip out of the Test Vial and read results.
POC Testing for SCD Added to 2021 WHO EDL
IN THE NEWS
New Sickle Cell Disease Testing on Nigerian Newborns
A newly released study seeks to increase sickle cell disease detection and treatment rates in newborn babies across Nigeria through HemoTypeSC, a rapid diagnostic test.
Advocacy for the Construction of a Sickle Cell Anemia Care Center in Côte d'Ivoire
Patrice Sékongo, country director of the European Institute for Cooperation and Development, called for mass screening and improved patient care thanks to a preventive system that is operational. In a presentation on the evolution of screening tools, Dr Yao Atimeré, a hematologist, presented the HemoTypeSC test, which can detect sickle cell anemia in ten minutes. A solution that comes to save lives.
Lack of Funds Hinders Govt’s Policy on SCD
Speaking at the presentation of HemoTypeSC, a care test for the detection of SCD, Dr. Alayo Sopekan, National Desk Officer on Sickle cell, Ministry of Health, [noted] that the country has put in place a policy to address the disease, such as testing for newborn, Sopekan, however, said the lack of fund has not allowed for the implementation.
A 10-minute Test Could Solve Africa’s Sickle Cell Disease Screening Problem for Newborns
A $2, 10-minute rapid point-of-care tool has brought the much elusive goal of rapidly screening Africa’s newborns for sickle cell disease (SCD), a major cause of child mortality, within reach.
Good News for Ivorian People. Now, They Can Know Their Hemoglobin Status Thanks to the HemoTypeSC Test...
Eugène Aka-Aouélé, Minister of Health and Dr. ADOUENI Katché Valéry, Coordinating Director of the National Program for Metabolic Diseases and NCD Prevention, have stated that the [HemoTypeSC test] will enable Ivory Coast to take a step forward in the fight against sickle cell disease.
Rapid Result Test On Track to Transform Sickle Cell Disease Screening for Millions
Now, research shows that with a new rapid result test kit, a diagnosis of sickle cell disease may no longer be a death sentence for children in the most affected parts of the world...The test has the potential to be a game-changer for people with the disease who live in distressed areas around the world.
New Tools and Approaches Poised to Improve Diagnostics and Care for Millions Worldwide
A trial in Uganda showed a new test called HemoTypeSC was more than 99 percent accurate in detecting sickle cell disease in young children. The test requires only a small drop of blood and returns results in about 10 minutes, making it suitable for routine screening of newborns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does HemoTypeSC Detect?
HemoTypeSC detects hemoglobin A, hemoglobin S, and hemoglobin C using highly specific monoclonal antibodies. Therefore, six different hemoglobin phenotypes can be resolved: HbAA, HbAS, HbAC, HbSS, HbSC, and HbCC.
Has HemoTypeSC Been Approved for Use as an in Vitro Diagnostic?
Yes, HemoTypeSChas received CE Mark approval as an IVD and is registered as an IVD in many countries. See the "Registrations" section of this website for more information.
How Does HemoTypeSC Work?
HemoTypeSC is a competitive lateral flow immunoassay. The hemoglobin in the blood sample “competes away” the corresponding test line on the test strip. Therefore, a missing line means a positive result for that particular hemoglobin.
How Long Does the Test Take?
Can HemoTypeSC Be Used for Newborns? How about Adults?
HemoTypeSC may be used to screen individuals of all ages and is ideal for screening newborns. Each monoclonal antibody in HemoTypeSC is highly sensitive for its respective hemoglobin and is blind to fetal hemoglobin. So, even newborns with very high levels of fetal hemoglobin and low levels of other hemoglobins may be confidently screened.
Can Dried Blood Spots Be Tested?
Yes! HemoTypeSC is unique in that we have validated a very simple protocol for screening dried blood spots (DBS) in addition to fresh whole blood. Please contact us for the DBS screening protocol.
What Do I Need in Order to Run a HemoTypeSC Test?
Each HemoTypeSC test kit includes test strips, blood transfer devices, and water transfer pipettes. Clean test tubes or vials with a rack and a small amount of clean, fresh water are additionally needed for the test but not included with the test kit.