NCAA Sickle Cell Reports
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires athletes to provide documentation of their sickle cell trait status to participate in college sports. NCAA information can be found here. Massachusetts has been screening babies for Sickle Cell Disease since 3/26/1990. These results will satisfy the NCAA requirement for college student-athletes to have documentation of their sickle cell status. The student must have been born in Massachusetts. If this is not the case, then you will need to contact the newborn screening program in the state where the student was born to request the hemoglobin screen (Sickle Cell screen) results. Alternatively, current testing may be obtained by your pediatrician, or by private labs such as Quest Health. You can find pricing and locations at www.questhealth.com; search on “sickle cell trait screen.”
If the child was born in Massachusetts, please fill out this form and fax it back to us at 774-455-4657.
Note: Turnaround time may vary due to the volume of requests received.