Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Donath-Landsteiner reaction Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to determine the presence of the IgG antibody"," biphasic haemolysin with anti-P specificity.
SynonymsDonath Landsteiner Antibody test
Patient PreparationThere are no special requirements for this test.
Sample volume3.0 mL
Sample collection ContainerPlain tube (red top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be maintained at 370c until serum separates from cells.
Sample storageSamples should be refrigerated after 24hrs for longer storage (up to one week).
Results Turnaround2-3 days after sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsThis test is used to diagnose paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria"," usually associated with acute viral infections.