Hemolysis blood.

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OriolCarol
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   Posted 3/5/2018 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
What does it mean that a blood sample is hemolyzed? In the last two analytics They say that the results can be slightly altered by the hemolysis that the sample presents. In the hemogram, hematocrit is all right, I do not have anemia. Is this due to an error by the laboratory or my blood is sick?

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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this explanation:


"What does that mean and what caused that to happen? Hemolysis refers to the destruction of red blood cells which leads to the release of haemoglobin from within the cells. Hemolysis affects specimen quality and, consequently, can affect the results for certain laboratory tests."

it can happen due to specimen collection, processing, or transport - see below.

"Hemolysis is a common occurrence in blood specimens which may compromise laboratory test results. Hemolysis may be due to specimen collection, processing, or transport. Hemolysis may also be due to pathological conditions, such as immune reactions, infections, medications, toxins and poisons, and therapeutic procedures."

www.calgarylabservices.com/lab-services-guide/specimen-collection/hemolysis.aspx


/www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/path_handbook/lab_bulletins/archived/j2009/hembloodspeciemns.html


Carol - maybe you should have a 'redo' and see what happens the second time.
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