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What is haemolyzed?

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Dr. Kathy Nieder
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Red cells have burst

Haemolyzed, or hemolyzed here in the states, means that the erythrocytes, or red blood cells, have ruptured, releasing their contents into the sera.
Most commonly noted on a blood sample to inform the provider that some results should be interpreted differently due to the "hemolysis".

In brief: Red cells have burst

Haemolyzed, or hemolyzed here in the states, means that the erythrocytes, or red blood cells, have ruptured, releasing their contents into the sera.
Most commonly noted on a blood sample to inform the provider that some results should be interpreted differently due to the "hemolysis".
Dr. Kathy Nieder
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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Red cells broken

"hemolyzed' means that the red blood cells broke apart and released their contents.
This sometimes occurs when blood specimens are being processed for lab tests. This can affect the accuracy of certain blood tests, such as potassium level (will cause to be falsely elevated).

In brief: Red cells broken

"hemolyzed' means that the red blood cells broke apart and released their contents.
This sometimes occurs when blood specimens are being processed for lab tests. This can affect the accuracy of certain blood tests, such as potassium level (will cause to be falsely elevated).
Dr. Mila McManus
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: H(a)emolysis is the…

…breakdown of blood either in the body due to a medical condition or in a lab specimen from prolonged sitting before analysis or from introduction of chemicals.
In both cases the oxygen carrying pigment h(a)emoglobin is released as well as potassium & other ions.

In brief: H(a)emolysis is the…

…breakdown of blood either in the body due to a medical condition or in a lab specimen from prolonged sitting before analysis or from introduction of chemicals.
In both cases the oxygen carrying pigment h(a)emoglobin is released as well as potassium & other ions.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Ruptured blood cells

It is caused by red blood cells bursting and releasing heme (the substance in your blood that binds oxygen).
A hemolyzed blood sample will interfere with many laboratory blood tests. There are many causes, and one the most common is drawing blood through a needle that is too small.

In brief: Ruptured blood cells

It is caused by red blood cells bursting and releasing heme (the substance in your blood that binds oxygen).
A hemolyzed blood sample will interfere with many laboratory blood tests. There are many causes, and one the most common is drawing blood through a needle that is too small.
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
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