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Acidified glycerol test, whole blood

Fee code: 6334


Maribel Díaz Ricart


> Pathology Department

Method description

Molecular absorption spectrometry

Delivery time

7 days

Note to delivery time


Indicate age, sex, reason for the request and always attach haemogram and reticulocyte count

Specimen type

Whole blood (anticoagulant: sodium heparin)

Specimen volume

5 mL

Specimen minimum volume

1,5 mL

Collection instructions

Without effects of recent transfusion (minimum 1 month)

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature within 4 hours of collection, or refrigerated at a maximum of 6 hours

Rejection criteria

Hemolysis, Clotted sample


Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Acidified glycerol test > 1800 seconds    

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