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NCAA Athletes and the California Newborn Screening Results for Sickle Cell Trait

The California Newborn Screening (NBS) Program has been screening all babies in California for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait since February 27, 1990. These results will satisfy the NCAA requirement for college student athletes to have documentation of their sickle cell status.

Please note:

Due to staff redirection for Monkeypox emergency response effort, we have a backlog of requests. It may take up to a month to process your request. Please note that you can also obtain a sickle cell trait test from your physician.

Results are only available for California births on or after 2/27/1990.

 To request results, please follow these steps:

Step 1:

Enter data directly into our PDF form CDPH 4400 after you download a copy. Use Adobe Acrobat to fill and submit.


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Step 2:
a.    Parents cannot request results for offspring 18 years or older.
b.    If the student is 18 years or older, the student must fill the form.
c.    If the student is under 18 years, the parent/guardian must fill the form.
d.    Include the email address of the requestor and coaches or trainers for reporting of results.

Step 3:

Hit SUBMIT ONLINE when the form is filled and ready.

If the submit button does not work, please email us the filled and completed PDF file from your computor to

Do not send us scanned images or photos of the form.

Frequently Asked Questions From NCAA Student Athletes About California Newborn Screening Results for Sickle Cell Trait 

Q:  Will you send a copy of my results to my coach?
A:  Yes, simply list the email address for your coach in the “Release Records to” section of the form.
Q:  It’s been more than a few weeks! Please! Where are my results?!
A:  Email us at This mailbox is monitored regularly. Please remember, due to the number of requests received, it can take more than a few weeks to process each request. We are unable to expedite results due to special circumstances. If you need your results sooner, please contact your physician for sickle cell trait testing.
Q:  Do I have to fill this out next year, too?
A:  No, you do not have to resubmit this form every year if you have already received your results. Sickle cell trait results, like blood type, do not change.

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