Heinz Body Stain Indications :
This test is used to detect hemolytic disorders associated with Heinz body formation.
Heinz bodies are intra-erythrocytic insoluble inclusions of oxidatively denatured hemoglobin. They reflect the presence of metabolic derangement of or abnormality in the secondary structure of hemoglobin. Normal Range :
No Heinz bodies identified.
Heinz bodies are present during G-6-PD deficiency, Heinz body hemolytic anemia (HBHA). Oxidative denaturation of hemoglobin leads to formation of Heinz bodies. Test Method :
Supra vital stain.Related Tests :
G-6-PD, Hemoglobin, RBC Morphology, Reticulocyte Count, RBC enzyme deficiency.