WHAT IS HEMOGLOBIN (UNSTABLE, HEAT-LABILE) TEST?

WHAT IS HEMOGLOBIN (UNSTABLE, HEAT-LABILE) TEST?

Unstable haemoglobin is a type of haemoglobin, normally absent, that precipitates faster than normal haemoglobin. After precipitation, unstable haemoglobin forms Heinz bodies, inclusions attached to erythrocyte membranes that increase the fragility of the red blood cell and lead to hemolysis. In Heinz body and iron deficiency anaemia, a small percentage of haemoglobin becomes denatured when subjected to acid and heated to 50 degrees C. 

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