Test directory: Osmotic Fragility, RBC

Ordering Code6181
Test NameOsmotic Fragility, RBC
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood and 2 Unfixed Smears
Preferred ContainerLithium Heparin (Green)
Other Specimen/ContainerWhole Blood in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Whole Blood in Lithium
Heparin (Green), Whole Blood in Sodium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume5 mL and 2 unfixed smears.
Handling InstructionsWhole Blood specimen MUST be refrigerated within 30 minutes of collection.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 72 Hours
Frozen: Not Stable
Specimen(s) MUST be received at reference laboratory within 48 hours of collection.
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Frozen, Grossly hemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 1 Day
Reference Lab ARUP Laboratories

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Osmotic Fragility, RBCALLSee report.