How is hemoglobin C (HbSC) disease diagnosed?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of HbSC disease is made with Hb electrophoresis. The peripheral blood smear may have some sickled cells and a high proportion of target cells. In addition, microcytic, dehydrated, dense RBCs are seen. These may contain crystal-like condensations. Treatment and management strategies are similar to those employed in Hb S disease.


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