For the investigation of haemolytic anaemia due to drugs, enzyme deficiencies or the presence of unstable haemoglobins.
Haematology - Special Tests
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Preferred aliquot 1 x 4.0mL EDTA whole blood, minimum aliquot 500uL EDTA whole blood
Heinz bodies represent the end-product of haemoglobin degradation, and are usually a sign on chemical poisoning or drug intoxication, G6PD deficiency, or an unstable haemoglobin.
0 = none seen
1 = small numbers seen
2 = moderate numbers seen
3 = numerous seen
Methyl Violet - Supravital stain
$37.95 (Exclusive of GST)
Also forms part of a haemoglobinopathy/thalassaemia screen.
Test Availability: Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1700 (urgent testing by arrangement)
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