Sickle Cell Testing
Sickle cell testing is conducted by appointment at the Sickle Cell
Foundation’s certified Clinical Laboratory.
Please call 404-755-1641 to schedule your appointment or fill out the appointment form below.
Bring With You for Testing:
Current Official Photo ID (such as Driver’s License, Official ID, Work ID)
Test Fee $40
Consent Form with Parental Authorization (for minors, students under age 18)
Where Can I Get Tested?
In the Atlanta metropolitan area, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia provides convenient testing services by appointment for infants,
children, athletes, and adults. There’s seldom a wait and technicians will have you in, and out, in no time.images
Testing and lab work is conducted at the Sickle Cell Laboratory, near Cascade Road and Benjamin E. Mays Dr. in Southwest Atlanta.
Requests for group testing and health fairs, off-site can be submitted online. Some tests are conducted aboard the Mobile Health Unit.
The MARTA bus stop is a short walk away. Free parking is available.
The Sickle Cell Foundation also conducts testing at health fairs, special events, at community partner facilities, and in public school
districts throughout Georgia. For a list of upcoming testing dates, visit the website calendar. Counseling and education programs are
offered throughout the State of Georgia, as well. Sickle cell testing can also be scheduled with your physician, clinic, or medical home.
How Does the Test Work?
Sickle cell testing is easy and confidential. The test involves a quick prick of the skin
to collect a blood sample. HIPAA guidelines for client privacy are respected and
followed. A blood sample is taken and sent to the laboratory for processing. As a
non-profit laboratory, the Foundation is able to offer discounted laboratory fees.
Clients are notified, in writing, of the test results usually within three weeks. Payment
must be received before laboratory processing.
Who Should be Tested?
If your child was born in the State of Georgia, the sickle cell test was likely
administered at birth. If your child was born outside the State of Georgia, you should
have the family tested as soon as possible. All parents, not just African-Americans,
should be concerned and tested for sickle cell.
All couples considering a family are advised to be tested for sickle cell and other
abnormal hemoglobins. Speak to a counselor at the Sickle Cell Foundation of
Georgia for more information.
What Does The Test Cost?
A fee does apply and is due at the time of your visit. The fee helps cover the cost
of testing and laboratory expenses.
The sickle cell test consists of three major parts — Education, Blood Collection, and
Laboratory Services. Fees are typically covered by medical insurance. The Foundation
accepts most Medical insurance plans and private pay.
Sickle Cell test is $40/person.
Follow-up testing may be required at an additional fee.
Due to increased costs of medical supplies, the Foundation can no longer offer free testing.
If you cannot pay for services, please speak with a Billing representative (prior to your
appointment) to establish a payment plan.
*Fees are subject to change without notice to this website. Confirm fees prior to
receiving services. The Foundation staff will have the most current fee schedule.