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  Erythocyte Fragility Check Specimen Type:
  also known as RBC Fragility, Osmotic Fragility, RBC, RBC Osmotic Fragility Blood

HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A within Normal Curve Limits
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 5.0 mL green top, (sodium or lithium heparin).
Absolute minimum amount: 1.0 mL whole blood and two unfixed smears.
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: 5 mL whole blood and two unfixed smears.  Transport at 20-25CSend Sunday -Thursday only.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Hematology/Coagulation Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday thru Thursday
Must be in by: From 8 TO 11AM !!ONLY!!, room 2-117
Routine turn around time: 48 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Chemistry : Specimen Central Receving and
  Processing, room 2-117
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : Specimens must be received within 24 hours of collection, testing must be performed within 48 hours of collection.  EDTA anticoagulated blood may be used if testing is performed within 24 hours of collection.
Method: Spectrophotometry
Special Instructions: UNACCEPTABLE CONDITIONS:  Hemolyzed blood.  Heparinized specimens greater than 48 hour old.  Frozen = Unacceptable
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: FRAG
CyberLAB code: 9511
Lab Processing Instructions: Stability:  Ambient:  24 hours,  Refrigerated:  48 hours,  Frozen:  Unacceptable