Acidified glycerol lysis test: A screening test for spherocytosis

A. Zanella, C. Izzo, P. Rebulla, F. Zanuso, L. Perroni, G. Sirchia

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Acidified glycerol lysis test (AGLT) is a screening procedure which has been developed for spherocytosis AGLT was found positive in 100% of 48 patients suffering from hereditary spherocytosis, 100% of nine couples of affected parents, and 86% of 14 couples of clinically healthy parents. The test was positive in acquired spherocytosis and negative in normal controls. AGLT appears to have a predictive value higher than the entire battery of conventional tests. It is simple, rapid, inexpensive, gives clear-cut results and requires minute amounts of blood. It can be performed on blood stored for up to 24 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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