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What does AS stand for?

AS stands for Sickle-cell Trait (carrier; genetics)

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Both have the sickle-cell trait (SCT), a condition in which you have one gene for sickle cell hemoglobin and another for normal hemoglobin.
Sudden death tied to sickle-cell trait Black military recruits carrying the abnormal hemoglobin S in their red blood cells are 28 to 40 times more likely to die suddenly during strenuous physical exertion than are recruits without the so-called sickle-cell trait, researchers reported this week.