The prevalence of sickle cell trait in Sierra Leone. A laboratory profile.

@article{Wurie1996ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of sickle cell trait in Sierra Leone. A laboratory profile.},
  author={A T Wurie and Isatta M Wurie and Sahr M. Gevao and D J Robbin-Coker},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={201-3}
}
Three thousand five hundred and twenty four (1527 male and 1997 female) samples were screened for the presence of the abnormal haemoglobin--Sickle Cell (HbS) between 1990-1993. 780 (22%) of these show sickle erythrocytes in a reduced oxygen environment. Electrophoretic differentiation of 344 samples positive from the metabisulphite screening test, revealed… CONTINUE READING