What is the role of a donor cell chromium survival study in the diagnosis of hemolytic anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A donor cell chromium survival study can be helpful in differentiating between a hereditary hemolytic disorder and an acquired hemolytic disorder. Labeled RBCs from a healthy blood donor in a compatible blood group allow for a normal survival rate in patients with hereditary hemolytic disease and a shortened life span in those with an acquired extracorpuscular defect.


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