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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Order Code: 3997

Test Information

Testing to determine when antibodies directed against the person's own red blood cells (RBCs) cause them to burst (lyse), leading to an insufficient number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells in the circulation.

Sample Requirements

Clot Tubes (red top) and EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Additional Sample Requirements

Transfused within the past three months: 5 ml EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top) and three 10 ml Clot Tubes (red top).

Shipping Information

Refrigerated

Requested Volume

No transfusion(s) in past three months: Hgb <5.0 g/dl draw: Three 7 ml Clot Tubes (red top) and ten 5 ml EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top); Hgb >5.0 g/dl draw: Three 7 ml Clot Tubes (red top) and three 7 ml EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

CPT Codes

Case dependent

Method

Serological

Turnaround Time

1-3 days

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