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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuris (PNH)

Test Name

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuris (PNH,FLAER, CD59/CD55, GPI-linked Glycoprotein Deficiency, CD24/CD14)

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Lavender

Minimum Volume = 1 mL

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a lavender top and send to core lab. Ensure sample is mixed adequately. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Stable for 24hrs at room temperature and 3 days refrigerated.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature within 1 hour of collection.

Lab Instrustions Test done Monday to friday at 13:00 only. Sample needs to be in lab by 1pm on fridays. Do not draw on Fridays after 13:00 and on weekends.

Sample Rejection Criteria:clotted sample, Grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 days

Test Utilization

Daily

Reference value

See interpretation report

Test Code

PNH

Methodology

Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping

Testing Location

SMH-Haematology (FLOW)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06; 2019