Test Details

Mnemonic

HAM

Ordering Code

3010010

CPT-4 Code(s)

86709

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens, heparinized plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Negative
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Performing Laboratory

WARDE MEDICAL LABORATORY
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