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Red blood cell osmotic fragility, OF.
To assess the fragility of erythrocytes related to red blood cell (RBC) lysis toward diagnosing diseases such as hemolytic anemia.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
(Method: Spectrophotometry) Hemolysis (unincubated) begins at 0.5% sodium chloride (NaCl) solution and is complete at 0.3% NaCl solution. Results are compared to a normal curve.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Osmotic Fragility." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425288/5.0/Osmotic_Fragility.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Osmotic Fragility. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425288/5.0/Osmotic_Fragility. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Osmotic Fragility. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425288/5.0/Osmotic_Fragility
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Osmotic Fragility [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425288/5.0/Osmotic_Fragility.
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