Hemolytic Anemias Testing Algorithm

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.

Refer to ARUP Laboratories’ test offerings below.

ARUP Laboratory 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