Use as a nonspecific screen for hemolysis due to drugs/toxins, enzyme deficiencies, thalassemias, and unstable hemoglobins.
Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Green (Sodium or Lithium Heparin).
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Samples greater than 96 hours old. Specimens from infants under 6 months of age; test results are unreliable.
Ambient: unacceptable; Refrigerated: 96 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Effective August 17, 2015.
Refer to report.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0049080||Heinz Body Stain, Direct||716-1|
|0049085||Heinz Body Stain, Induced||33057-1|
- Heinz-Erlich bodies
- Unstable Hemoglobin