SICKLE-CELL TRAIT TESTING FOR PROSPECTIVE TRY-OUT STUDENT-ATHLETES
The following service model is available to all NCAA member institutions that want their student-athletes to pay for the SCT screening test as part of their medical examination. This is a patient-centered laboratory test ordering model and the student-athlete will pay for the fees associated with this model through an easy to use, and secure online system run by Quest Diagnostics and Medivo. The student-athlete must be 18 years of age or older to use the online service. Student-athletes can expect that their results will be ready between 24-48 hours, on average.
As instructed by their institution, the student-athlete will go directly to the Medivo website to generate the test order, pay for the SCT screening test and physician service with a single $32.50 fee and print a Quest Diagnostics test requisition form.
The student-athlete will be able to determine the most convenient Quest PSC for their blood draw by performing a search on the Medivo website as they are generating the test order.
Medivo will provide the prescriptive authority for the SCT screening test order and confirmatory test (if necessary) as well as the payment platform for the student-athlete. The student-athlete must take the Quest Diagnostics test requisition form (generated after they make payment on the Medivo website) to a Quest Diagnostics PSC to have their blood drawn. There are no exceptions.
Test results will go back to Medivo for review. Medivo will post the results to their website for the student-athlete to view and print. If a test result is positive, the student-athlete will receive a phone call directly from a physician at Medivo as well as an email with a link to go back online to request and pay for the confirmation reflex testing ($30.00) through the Medivo online system. The student-athlete will be directed to a new web site to order the confirmation test: https://confirmationtest.medivo.com/order/am
The student-athlete may need to have an additional blood draw for the confirmation testing. The student-athlete will then provide the results to their primary care physician or the institution’s designee per state and federal regulations for sharing and transmitting medical information. If a test is positive, the student-athlete should be offered counseling on the implications of sickle cell trait, including health, athletics and family planning.
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