Lavender (EDTA), 4mL and labeled slides in plastic slide container
Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel
Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel and labeled slides in plastic slide container
Refrigerated (strict) - 72 hours
Ambient - NO
Refrigerated - NO
Specimens must be received and testing performed by ARUP within 72 hours of collection.
Within normal curve limits
For patients with acute hemolysis, a normal red cell osmotic fragility test result cannot exclude an osmotic fragility abnormality since the osmotically labile cells may be hemolyzed and not present. Recommend testing during a state of prolonged homeostasis with stable hematocrit.