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What Does HemoTypeSC Detect?

HemoTypeSC detects hemoglobin A, hemoglobin S, and hemoglobin C using highly specific monoclonal antibodies. Therefore, six different hemoglobin phenotypes can be resolved: HbAA, HbAS, HbAC, HbSS, HbSC, and HbCC. HemoTypeSC is blind to fetal hemoglobin, meaning that even samples with very high HbF (i.e. from newborns with >95% HbF content) can be accurately screened.

Has HemoTypeSC Been Approved for Use as an in Vitro Diagnostic?

Yes, HemoTypeSChas received CE Mark approval as an IVD and is registered as an IVD in many countries. See the "Registrations" section of this website for more information.

How Does HemoTypeSC Work?

HemoTypeSC is a competitive lateral flow immunoassay. The hemoglobin in the blood sample “competes away” the corresponding test line on the test strip. Therefore, a missing line means a positive result for that particular hemoglobin.

How Long Does the Test Take?

Ten minutes.

Can HemoTypeSC Be Used for Newborns?  How about Adults?

HemoTypeSC may be used to screen individuals of all ages and is ideal for screening newborns. Each monoclonal antibody in HemoTypeSC is highly sensitive for its respective hemoglobin and is blind to fetal hemoglobin. So, even newborns with very high levels of fetal hemoglobin and low levels of other hemoglobins may be confidently screened.

Can Dried Blood Spots Be Tested?

Yes! HemoTypeSC is unique in that we have validated a very simple protocol for screening dried blood spots (DBS) in addition to fresh whole blood. Please contact us for the DBS screening protocol.

What Do I Need in Order to Run a HemoTypeSC Test?

Each HemoTypeSC test kit includes test strips, blood transfer devices, and water transfer pipettes. Clean test tubes or vials with a rack and a small amount of clean, fresh water are additionally needed for the test but not included with the test kit.

How Accurate Is HemoTypeSC?

HemoTypeSC has repeatedly displayed >99% sensitivity >99% specificity in over one dozen independent field validation studies conducted throughout Africa, India, and the Caribbean, involving thousands of patients.

How Can I Purchase HemoTypeSC?

Please contact info@hemotype.com for details about procuring the test in your particular country.

Have Other Questions?



The Goldendoodle breed.

The Goldendoodle is a hybrid that has had a surge in popularity in the last ten years or so. First bred systematically in the 1990s, it is a cross between pedigree Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. Because the Poodle comes in three clearly defined sizes, Toy, Miniature, and Standard, the Goldendoodle, similarly, can range from a small to large dog. It is almost invariably gregarious, cheerful, and good-natured. It is an ideal choice for anyone that has other pets, or that is looking for a dog that the kids can hang out without fear of retaliation. Most are reasonably energetic and making them great family pets always ready for a walk, playing, or a trip to a dog park.

This breed was created for companionship, though it has been used with great success as a therapy, assistance, and sniffer dog. It needs almost constant contact with its people and should never be forced to live outside or to spend long periods alone. Because of their sociable and outgoing nature, they do not make good guard dogs. The intelligence inherited from both parent breeds makes this a straightforward dog to train, and the Goldendoodle is also adapt at competitive activities. Most Goldendoodles are strong swimmers, something that they enjoy and could become part of their up exercise. The Goldendoodle’s coat is variable, depending on the parent from which it inherits this characteristic and does require regular grooming and brushing at least weekly.

As for any other pedigree or hybrid dog, it pays to do your research before selecting a pup, as the Goldendoodle’s popularity has attracted unscrupulous breeders more interested in producing as many puppies as possible than in maintaining or improving their lines. Only purchase your Goldendoodle from a breeder who always has the genetic testing on both the mother and the father. On average, a Goldendoodle can be expected to have a lifespan of 12–14 years, though some individuals will reach 15 years or more.

Goldendoodles are very teachable, intelligent, and eager to please. Basic obedience training should begin as early as possible, as pups or even eight weeks of age are capable of learning simple commands. They are very sensitive to their owner’s emotions, so they should always be coached in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Goldendoodles often do not respond well to criticism or raised voices.

Crate training is generally beneficial in helping to housetrain a dog. Introducing a puppy to a spacious indoor cage in which to sleep provides a comforting refuge, and somewhere the pup will want to keep clean and dry at night. Additionally, we’ve had great success with hanging a small bell on an outside door and teaching our puppies how to ring the bell with their nose to let the us know when they need to go outside to potty.

What is the difference between F1, F1b and Multigen?

F1 refers to the cross between two purebred dogs- A Labrador Retriever crossed to a Poodle or a Golden Retriever crossed to a Poodle. This generation cross gives a 50/50 mix, genetically they will have a combination of attributes between the two parents. Coats in F1s can vary in terms of the percentage of hair shedding. Some will be completely non-shedding and others will have a percentage of hair that still sheds. There can be variation within this generation in terms of coat, but most will be a loose wavy coat through to a curly wave. The reason someone would choose this generation is that they have a more even combination of the genetics and personality of the parent breeds.

F1b’s are an F1 Goldendoodle crossed to a Poodle- with 75% poodle, their coats are usually low to non-shedding. Typically, litters will show a mix of coats between curly and a looser wavy coat. They are more suited to a family that may have mild allergies or that feel strongly about shedding in their dog. Their build will usually be a little less blocky and their colors can vary more than the F1’s.

F2 or Multi-Generational refer to two Labradoodle or Goldendoodle parents that are bred together to achieve a multi-generational cross. The attributes can vary, but the idea behind multi-gen breeding is to reach a consistent pairing between desirable attributes from both parents. All purebred dogs today come from many generations of breeding multi-gen crosses to achieve a consistent breed standard. There can be variation in the mix of genes that each multi-gen puppy gets, but with many generations, a predictable set of traits and looks will emerge.


When can my puppy come home with me?

Puppies are released to go their new homes when they are 8 weeks old and not before. We usually set the go home date as the date they turn 8 weeks old. For your convenience, we will care for your puppy until they are 9 weeks old, but after that we will charge a $50.00/day fee. You must have your puppy picked up by the time it is 10 weeks old.

How will I get my puppy?

In most circumstances, new owners come to Mama Bates Doodles to pick up their puppy. Delivery can be arranged at additional cost.

What is included with my new puppy?

Each puppy will come with age appropriate vaccinations and wormings. The crate training, housebreaking and collar familiarity processes will already be started. Your puppy will go home with a lead, collar, and small crate. Plus, we provide a goody bag, which includes a week’s worth of puppy food, toy, and baby blanket.

Will the puppy have vaccinations and deworming prior to coming home?

The puppies are typically de-wormed 3 times before they go home (at 3, 5, 7 weeks) and have their vet health checkup and first set of vaccinations at 6-7 weeks. The next set of shots will be due around 3 weeks from then. That usually falls at around 9-10 weeks. Your puppy will likely come home at 8 weeks, so the first set will be due 1-2 weeks after the puppy comes home. It is important to keep your puppy on schedule for their puppy vaccinations. Your vet can discuss the best plan at your first vet appointment when the puppy goes home. Per the Health Warranty and Purchase Agreement, a vet visit within three business days of the puppy coming home is required. This is a great way to get your pup off to a healthy start.

When will I be able to choose my puppy?

Mama Bates reserves the right to have first pick of every litter to keep back 1 or 2 breeding quality puppies to further their program. We will make our final choice at 6 or 7 weeks of age. Customer selections are made in accordance with the reservation list.