Blood samples must be collected prior to any blood transfusion or at least 60 days from any previous blood transfusion and without any evidence of active haemolysis.
1 x 4 ml EDTA blood (purple)
minimum 1 x 250 uL EDTA blood (microtainer, purple)
To be received at referral laboratory by 1630hrs Thursdays
Referring laboratories need to provide 6 x 4ml EDTA bloods from different adults with normal haematology and biochemistry profiles.
These samples should be collected at a similar time as the patient sample.
The control blood samples are to be transported to referral lab with the patient sample.
Send all samples at 4°C labelled appropriately
Mon - Thu, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays
Flow cytometry method quantitating the fluorescence intensity as mean channel fluorescence (MCF) of intact cells after incubation with eosin
Used as a screening test to detect structural defects in the red cell membrane associated with Hereditary Spherocytosis.
250 uL EDTA blood in microtainer tube (purple)