PNH Screening


Test Information

Test Name

PNH Screening

Synonyms

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria; CD59; CD157

Preferred Specimen

Heparin (Whole blood) & EDTA (Whole Blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 days


Collection Information

Availability

Monday - Wednesday collection only for Whakatane region. Monday - Thursday collection only for Lakes and Bay of Plenty region. Waikato region - Monday - Thursday; Friday Main lab only before 9am.


Processing Information

Registration Code

FLBL

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • EDTA cannot be shared with CBC

Note - HAMS test/ Acidified serum test no longer available. Recommend flow cytometry for diagnosis of PNH.


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

Must reach WHL by 11am Friday

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