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What is hemolysis?

What is hemolysis?

Red cells destroyed: When red blood cells are burst / destroyed, either in the patient or in the specimen tube. In illness, this can result from anything from malaria to running hard and pounding the pavement with one's feet. There are at least a hundred hemolytic anemias. A hemolyzed specimen is dangerous as one can mistakenly think reported labs, especially potassium, are off. ...Read more

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What does hemolyzed mean?

What does hemolyzed mean?

RBC rupture: It means that the red blood cells in the blood sample were disrupted and ruptured. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Depends: Are you talking about hemolysis in vivo or in a specimen? There are many caused of hemolysis and each needs a different approach. See this site for info on hemolytic anemia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001597/. ...Read more

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What does slight hemolysis mean on bloodwork results?

Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

Watch for...: While I am not a nephrologist i understand that you should look for a falling crit line, severe pain, or a pink hue to the filtrate. There may be acute hypertension, shortness of breath, and generalized redness of the skin. All of these are indications that action should be taken immediately to remedy the situation. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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My hemolyzed index came back as 42 (h), what does that mean?

My hemolyzed index came back as 42 (h), what does that mean?

Slight hemolysis,,: According to a scale outlined by cornell university, this apparently means slightly hemolyzed blood (range 20-100) with <20 none, 100-300 moderate, >300 severe. This is a semi-quantitative measurement of the free hemoglobin in the blood in mg/dl. This should be interpreted in conjunction with your clinical status (how you feel) so it's also wise to talk to your dr. About what it means for you. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more