Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Red blood cell autohaemolysis Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test measures the extent to which red blood cells haemolyse after 48 hrs at body temperature"," without any additives.


Autohaemolysis test

Patient Preparation

There are no special requirements for this test. The physician will however enquire about any medication or supplements being taken.

Sample Type

Defibrinated blood

Sample volume

4.0 mL

Sample collection Container

Plain tube (red top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be swirled with glass beads to aid in defibrination.

Sample storage

Sample should be processed within 24 hrs.

Reference range

The test report will include an interpretive comment.

Results Turnaround

3-5 days after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

The test is used for diagnosis or congenital hemolytic anaemia"," spherocytosis"," elliptocytosis and other hemolytic disorders.