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Test Findings

Heinz Bodies

March 30th, 2020


Heinz bodies are basophilic inclusions adjacent to the cell membrane that are seen only on supravital staining. 
These inclusions are made of denatured haemoglobin, and are a sign of oxidative haemolysis.
  • Heinz Bodies
  • Heinz Bodies
  • Causes of Heinz Bodies

  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • Unstable haemoglobins
  • Drug-induced oxidative haemolysis
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