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Heinz Bodies

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Haematology

Test information: To demonstrate the presence of Heinz bodies in peripheral blood in cases of suspected chemical poisoning, G6PD deficiency, Pyruvate Kinase deficiency, drug intoxication or an unstable haemoglobin. The test is only performed at the discretion of a Consultant haematologist.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
5ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
<24 hours
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
POS/NEG
UKAS number
8674
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024