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When is an osmotic fragility test indicated?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Osmotic fragility measures red blood cell (rbc) resistance to hemolysis when exposed to a series of increasingly dilute saline solutions.
The sooner hemolysis occurs, the greater the osmotic fragility of the cells. Purpose to aid diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis to supplement a stained cell examination to detect morphologic RBC abnormalities.

In brief: Her it is
Osmotic fragility measures red blood cell (rbc) resistance to hemolysis when exposed to a series of increasingly dilute saline solutions.
The sooner hemolysis occurs, the greater the osmotic fragility of the cells. Purpose to aid diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis to supplement a stained cell examination to detect morphologic RBC abnormalities.
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