Yorke autolytic reaction

Yorke au·to·lyt·ic re·ac·tion

(yōrk),
a test for paroxysmal hemoglobinuria; serum is placed in an ice chest and kept at 0°C for 5-7 minutes, then in an incubator at 37°C with erythrocytes for 1 hour, at which time, if the reaction is positive, hemolysis occurs; if the serum is kept at 1°C for an hour and then placed in the incubator with erythrocytes there is little hemolysis.

Yorke au·to·lyt·ic re·ac·tion

(yōrk aw'tō-lit'ik rē-ak'shŭn)
A test for paroxysmal hemoglobinuria; serum is placed in an ice chest and kept at 0°C for 5-7 minutes, then in an incubator at 37°C with erythrocytes for 1 hour, at which time, if the reaction is positive, hemolysis occurs; if the serum is kept at 1°C for an hour and then placed in the incubator with erythrocytes, there is little hemolysis.