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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Heinz Body

Test Name

Heinz Body

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Lavender (EDTA)

Minimum Venous Volume = 2mL whole blood

Heparinized whole blood is also acceptable

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a lavender top and send to core lab. Sample should be well mixed at time of collection to prevent platelet clumping. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Specimens can be run within 24 hours if stored at room temperature.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature within 1 hour of collection.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Serum, clotted sample, Grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

Routine: 4 hours

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative

Test Code

HZB

Methodology

Supervital Stain

Testing Location

SMH-Haematology

Other Information

Last Updated: January 15, 2020