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The Haemolytic Screen

Haemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells prior to the end of their normal 120-day lifespan, and should be considered in anaemic patients with risk factors or no obvious cause of anaemia. Serum markers may be used to diagnose haemolysis and suggest a cause.
 
 

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