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A test for sickle-cell hemoglobin in which red blood cells are deoxygenated by the addition of sodium metabisulfite and the cells containing the defective hemoglobin assume a sickle shape.
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- metabolic acidosis,
- metabolic alkalosis,
- metabolic coma,
- metabolic craniopathy
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