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EMA (eosin-5-maleimide) binding test

EDTA

TestEMA (eosin-5-maleimide) binding test
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Clinical IndicationThe EMA-binding test is the new test for diagnosing Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS). The test gives greater predictive value than the osmostic fragility test.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume 1 x 3 mL
Special PrecautionsPlease discuss with Consultant Haematologists in the first instance
Stability 24 hrs
Turnaround Time72 hours
LaboratoryManchester Royal Infirmary Immunology Dept.
Reference IntervalIssued with final report.
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