Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for PCH Donath-Landsteiner Test

Test Name: PCH Donath-Landsteiner Test
Alternate Name(s): Donath-Landsteiner Hemolysin Test
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion (UH)
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Red (clotted) top Vacutainer
Collection Information: Note: Must be kept at 37C from time of sample collection until delivered to Blood Transfusion Laboratory.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
18 hours
Not Available
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: Positive in paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH).
Special Processing:  
Comments: Hematologist Consult required
Method of Analysis: Saline tube test
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport sample to the lab in a container with warm water (37C).

Transport at room temperature to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
System Codes: 
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