Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Red blood cell autohaemolysis Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test measures the extent to which red blood cells haemolyse after 48 hrs at body temperature"," without any additives.
Patient PreparationThere are no special requirements for this test. The physician will however enquire about any medication or supplements being taken.
Sample TypeDefibrinated blood
Sample volume4.0 mL
Sample collection ContainerPlain tube (red top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be swirled with glass beads to aid in defibrination.
Sample storageSample should be processed within 24 hrs.
Reference rangeThe test report will include an interpretive comment.
Results Turnaround3-5 days after sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsThe test is used for diagnosis or congenital hemolytic anaemia"," spherocytosis"," elliptocytosis and other hemolytic disorders.