Which lab tests are performed in the evaluation of suspected aplastic anemia?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Laboratory testing for suspected aplastic anemia includes the following:

  • Complete blood count
  • Peripheral blood smears
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis and blood-group testing
  • Biochemical profile
  • Serology for hepatitis and other viral entities
  • Autoimmune-disease evaluation for evidence of collagen-vascular disease
  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorter profiling
  • Fluorescent-labeled inactive toxin aerolysin testing
  • Diepoxybutane incubation
  • Histocompatibility testing
  • Kidney function studies
  • Liver function studies
  • Transaminase, bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase levels

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