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Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Source Blood
Mnemonic PNH
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 1.8 mL blue top sodium citrate

Adult: 1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT centrifuge or freeze. Deliver immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: DO NOT centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at room temperature or 4oC, using an overnight courier . Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Billing and Pricing.
Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s) CD55 and CD59, PNH
Reference Interval Provided on report.