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Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Acid hemolysis test for PNH.

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing a rare condition called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), wherein red blood cells undergo lysis during and after sleep with hemoglobin excreted in the urine.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in lavender-top (EDTA) tube and serum collected in red-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Acidified hemolysis) No hemolysis seen.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425119/all/Ham’s_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425119/all/Ham’s_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425119/all/Ham’s_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ham’s Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425119/all/Ham’s_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria.
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