An evaluation of the acidified glycerol lysis test

C. J. Rutherford, B. F. Postlewaight, M. Hallowes

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The acidified glycerol lysis test (AGLT), as a screening procedure for spherocytosis, has been assessed for sensitivity and specificity. AGLT identified 24 of 26 subjects with hereditary spherocytosis and produced 19 abnormal AGLTs out of a total of 52 normal blood donors. The claims for the test as being both 100% sensitive and specific could not be confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1986

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  • Hematology


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