Heinz bodies


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Heinz bodies

[′hīnts ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Refractile spots seen in erythrocytes in hemolytic anemia that may represent denatured globulin.
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Toxic anemias and Heinz bodies. Medicine 1955;34:131-92.
Some, such as haemoglobin H inclusions and Heinz bodies can only be appreciated with supravital staining [14].
Haematological Studies: Blood samples collected with anticoagulant were analyzed for demonstration of Heinz bodies, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, total erythrocyte count, haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit, and red cell indices (mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration).