Test Details

Mnemonic

HAM

Ordering Code

3010010

CPT-4 Code(s)

86709

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

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

Plasma: Lavender EDTA
Serum: Plain red top
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Minimum Volume

0.4 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens, heparinized plasma
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Stability

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

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Negative
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Performing Laboratory

WARDE MEDICAL LABORATORY
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