How to use Sickle cell trait in a sentence
Carriers of sickle Cell are sometimes said to have ' sickle cell trait ' .
Carriers of Sickle Cell are sometimes said to have ' sickle cell trait '.
Sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait are found mainly in people whose families come from Africa, the Caribbean, the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia.
Some 2 million Americans carry the sickle cell trait and about one in 12 African Americans have the trait.
Both sickle cell trait and sickle cell anemia are inherited.Advertisement
If one partner has sickle cell trait and the other does not, their children each have a 50 percent chance of having the sickle cell trait, and a 50 percent chance of having normal hemoglobin.
If one parent has sickle cell trait it is extremely important that the other parent be tested.
If both parents have sickle cell trait and want to know whether the unborn child has sickle cell anemia, testing can be performed as early as the tenth week of pregnancy.
A child who inherits the sickle cell gene from only one parent carries the sickle cell trait but does not have the disease.