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Ham Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

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

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Synonym/Acronym:
Acid hemolysis test for PNH.

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

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

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

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Ham 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_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ham 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_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Ham 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_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ham Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425119/all/Ham_Test_for_Paroxysmal_Nocturnal_Hemoglobinuria.
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