This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (diagnostic). The objectives are as follows:
To determine the accuracy of point-of-care tests (POCT) to screen sickle cell disease (SCD).
To determine the accuracy of the different POCT techniques to screen SCD.
To compare the accuracy of POCT to screen SCD in different settings, i.e. controlled laboratory and field settings.
To determine the accuracy of POCT to screen SCD in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.
This is a protocol.