SICKLEDEX is a qualitative solubility test kit used to detect the presence of sickling hemoglobins in human blood or sickle cell control material in 6 minutes. Streck supplies all items necessary to perform easy and efficient sickle solubility testing, including SICKLEDEX solubility test kit, Sickle-Chex® whole blood control and a convenient test tube rack.

SICKLEDEX is the best-selling Hemoglobin S solubility testing kit for use in the clinical laboratory and requires only 20 µL of patient or control sample. It is an easy-to-use kit with unique packaging that offers longer stability and provides cost savings to the lab. SICKLEDEX kits are conveniently packaged with two separate squeeze bottles for easy dispensing and elimination of waste.
SICKLEDEX is available in 100-test, 50-test and 12-test kit configurations. The SICKLEDEX 12-test kit includes all items necessary to perform a sickle cell screening test with 12 plastic test tubes, 12 convenient one-piece plastic micropipettes to collect and dispense the patient sample, and a test tube rack to allow immediate interpretation of results.

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SICKLEDEX sickle solubility test kit


  • Best-selling Hemoglobin S solubility testing kit
  • Available in 100-test, 50-test and 12-test kit configurations
  • Test results available in 6 minutes
  • Small sample size; requires only 20 µL of patient or control sample
  • 45-day open-vial stability
  • 12-month closed-vial stability


  • The buffer is packaged to reduce waste and maximize open-vial stability
  • No pipetting necessary
  • Sickle-Chex whole blood control can be used like a patient sample

SICKLEDEX Best Practice Overview

This video and accompanying guide is provided by Streck Technical Service and should be used as a supplement to the SICKLEDEX Instructions For Use, which contains complete product instructions regarding product usage and associated precautions, limitations and storage requirements.

DescriptionCatalog Number
100-Test Kit217657
50-Test Kit217660
12-Test Kit217661
Test tube rack217659
Disposable Test Tubes (50 count)217662
Disposable Micropipettes (50 count)217663

100-Test Kit: Contains 2 Buffer Bottles and 2 Powder Bottles of 50 tests each

50-Test Kit: Contains 2 Buffer Bottles and 2 Powder Bottles of 25 tests each

12-Test Kit: Contains 2 Buffer Bottles and 2 Powder Bottles of 6 tests each

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Clinical laboratories are required to establish quality control programs for automated, semiautomated and manual procedures used for in vitro diagnostic testing of whole blood specimens. Streck’s sickle cell control is composed of stabilized human red blood cells in a preservative and is designed to be handled in the same manner as a patient specimen. Streck’s complete sickle testing product line is convenient, safe and proven.

SICKLEDEX sickle solubility test kit

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