What is sickle cell trait?

Also known as: SCT.

Sickle cell trait (SCT) is not a disease, but having it means that a person is a carrier that has inherited the sickle cell gene from one of the parents. People with sickle cell trait usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease and live a normal life.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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