Sickling and solubility tests and the peripheral blood film method for screening for sickle cell disease. [corrected].

@article{Okwi2009SicklingAS,
  title={Sickling and solubility tests and the peripheral blood film method for screening for sickle cell disease. [corrected].},
  author={Andrew Livex Okwi and Michael Ocaido and Wilson Byarugaba and Christopher M Ndugwa and Arthur Parkes},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 12},
  pages={887-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the cost benefit of screening for sickle-cell disease among infants at district health centres in Uganda using sickling, solubility tests and the peripheral blood film method. METHODS Pilot screening services were established at district health centres. Cost benefit analysis (CBA) was performed in four scenarios: A1 - where there are no sickle-cell screening services at district health centres and all children are referred either to Mulago tertiary referral hospital or… CONTINUE READING