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Test Directory - Pyruvate Kinase

Clinical Indications

Suspected congenital non spherocytic haemolytic anaemia

Request Form

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's)

Availability

On request. Samples sent to referral laboratory

Specific Criteria

 

Samples to be received Mon - Thurs

Turnaround Time

5 working days

Specimen

Whole blood

Volume

1 x 3ml or paediatric tube)

Container

Purple top EDTA (can accept paediatric EDTA tube)

Collection

 

Samples should be received Mon-Thursday

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled samples. Clotted sample. Not meeting specific criteria.

Limitations

   

Reference Range

 

Interpretation

 

Screening test only. If results indicate assay required, reference laboratory will proceed and report including reference ranges.

        

 


Version 1.0 / January 2013