Sickle cell disease is caused by amutation in the HBB gene responsible for theproduction of hemoglobin. The disorder affects the hemoglobin molecule responsible for delivering oxygen to the cells throughout the body. People affected with the disease typically have a characteristic sickle or crescent shaped red blood cell.
No specific treatment as it is a genetic disorder with high morbidity.
At Aaranya Biosciences we use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to analyze single gene disorders. Our screening test with NGS has an accuracy of 99%.