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  Ham's Test Specimen Type:
  also known as Ham's Acid Serum Test, Acid Serum Test Blood

HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Negative N/A N/A N/A (No Hemolysis)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 10 mL Whole Blood, Plain red, and "2" 3 mL EDTA (Lavender)
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: See special instructions below.
Transportation: Ambient, 24 hours.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Hematology/Coagulation
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday thru Friday, except Holidays
Must be in by: 8-11AM
Routine turn around time: 48 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Special Instructions: 1. Transport: 3mL serum separated from cells, and 5mL EDTA whole at ambient temperature. 2. Minimum requirements: 1.5mL serum separated from cells, and 1mL EDTA blood. 3. Remarks: indicate patient's ABO (blood type) on the test request form. The Special Hematology technologist will take the appropriate specimen to the Blood Bank laboratory and have the patient's ABO type performed and documented on the requisition. 4. Specimens must be received at ARUP with 24 hours of collection. 5. Unacceptable conditions: samples that have not had the serum separated from the cells ASAP after collection. 6. ITL laboratory also offers a test to rule out paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria using Flow Cytometry. Specimen requirements are 3mL EDTA whole blood at ambient temperature. Deliver Monday thru Thursday for 48-hour turnaround time. When a ham's test is requested Dr. Broome (858-822-6279, p#5610) or Laurie Lebeck (858-642-4774) should be notified for the appropriate method of choice. ITL lab needs ITL form# D6085.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: HAM
CyberLAB code: 7401
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A