Request / Find a Test Tool

The National Genomic Test Directories specify which genomic tests are commissioned by the NHS in England, to be delivered by Genomic Laboratory Hubs.

This tool allows clinical teams to search all of the genomic tests available to patients through the National Testing Directory. From here you can find out more details about each test and information about how to order them. These tests can only be ordered by clinical teams, if you are a patient looking to request a test please speak to your clinical team directly.

HbSS sickle cell anaemia

Clinical Indication ID & Name


HbSS sickle cell anaemia

Test Group


Test code


Test name


Target genes

HbS variant

Test scope


Test method/ technology

Targeted mutation testing

Optimal Family Structure


Eligibility Criteria

Likely HbSS sickle cell anaemia on haemoglobin electrophoresis

Commissioning group


Overlapping idications

• R93 Thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies should be used where there is a suspicion of other forms of sickle cell disease (e.g. Hb SC, sickle beta thalassaemia) or S/HPFH. • R92 Rare anaemia test should be used in individuals with atypical features in whom other diagnoses are likely • R362 Carrier testing for sickle cell anaemia test should be used in individuals who are suspected to be carriers

Address for samples/request forms

North Thames GLH, Rare & Inherited Disease Genomic Laboratory
Specimen Reception, Level 5 Barclay House, 37 Queen Square,
London WC1N 3BH

Contact with queries

Supporting documents


Education resources


Service updates


Request form download

Consent record

See consent guidance in test request form

Sample requirements

See sample guidance in test request form