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Heinz body test

Pronunciation: hinz

Definition: a test for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient red blood cells; an oxidant (acetylphenylhydrazine) is added to blood; after incubation at 37°C, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient samples exhibit more than 30% Heinz bodies.

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