Hemolytic anemias result from premature destruction of red blood cells (RBCs). A hemolytic anemia workup should be performed when an anemic patient shows evidence of hemolysis. Initial testing includes CBC to determine platelet count and an examination of the peripheral smear.
See ARUP Lab Tests below.
ARUP Lab Tests
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)/Electrophoresis/RBC Solubility/Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer/Sequencing/Spectrophotometry/Visual Identification/Quantitative Enzymatic Assay/Quantitative Flow Cytometry/Cytochemical Stain/Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification/Massively Parallel Sequencing
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) /Electrophoresis/RBC Solubility
Quantitative Flow Cytometry
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)/Capillary Electrophoresis/RBC Solubility/Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)/Sequencing/Massively Parallel Sequencing
Qualitative Flow Cytometry
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry