Unstable Haemoglobin screening test - blood
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5 mL blood in any anticoagulant.
Haemolysate made from washed red cells and examined for the presence of precipitate after incubation with isopropanol.
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Investigation of haemolytic anaemia where unstable haemoglobinopathy is suspected.
Patients with an unstable haemoglobinopathy may have a chronic or intermittent haemolytic anaemia, or may have increased susceptibility to the haemolytic effects of oxidant drugs.
Winterbourn C. Semin Haematol 1990; 27: 41-50.