Heinz body test

Heinz bod·y test

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.


Robert, German pathologist, 1865-1924.
Heinz bodies - intracellular inclusions composed of denatured hemoglobin.
Heinz body anemia
Heinz body test - a test for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient red blood cells.
Heinz-Ehrlich body - Synonym(s): Ehrlich inner body