Ham's Test (For PNH Screen) - Acidified Serum Lysis Test

Patient Preparing : No special preparation is needed before this test.

₹ 1200


If you're in Hyderabad and need specialised diagnostic testing, consider the Ham's test, also known as the Acidified Serum Lysis Test, available at Sprint Diagnostics Center.

The Ham's test is a diagnostic procedure designed to identify Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare and severe blood disorder. PNH is distinguished by the breakdown of red blood cells, leading to haemoglobin released into the bloodstream and urine. This occurs because the red blood cells in PNH patients are susceptible to the complement system, a part of the immune system, causing their destruction.

During Ham's test, a blood sample is collected from the patient and mixed with acidified serum. If the patient has PNH, their red blood cells will break down, resulting in an optimistic Ham's test. This test is crucial for the diagnosis of PNH, providing essential information to guide the treating doctor in creating a suitable treatment plan.

Sprint Diagnostics Center is your trusted partner for specialised tests like the Ham's test in Hyderabad. Our experienced team ensures accurate results, and we are dedicated to making these crucial diagnostic services easily accessible. If you need the Acidified Serum Lysis Test, consider Sprint Diagnostics Center for reliable and efficient testing services.

Test Name Ham's Test (For PNH Screen) - Acidified Serum Lysis Test
Sample Type Blood
Preparations Required No special preparation is needed before this test.
Report Time 24 hours
Price in Hyderabad ₹ 1200

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Ham’s Test?

Ham's test is a diagnostic procedure used to identify a rare blood disorder called Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH).

2. Who Needs to Undergo Ham’s Test?

Individuals presenting symptoms such as dark urine (particularly in the morning), fatigue, shortness of breath, or unexplained anemia may be recommended to undergo Ham's test.

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3. How is Ham's Test Performed?

The test requires a blood sample, which is collected through a vein puncture. In the laboratory, the blood sample is mixed with acidified serum and observed for red blood cell breakdown, indicative of PNH.

4. What Do the Results of Ham’s Test Mean?

A positive Ham's test indicates that the patient's red blood cells have broken down in acidified serum, suggesting the presence of PNH. A negative test suggests that PNH is less likely.

5. Can the Test Be Performed at Home?

No, the test requires a blood sample to be collected and processed in a laboratory by trained professionals.

6. What Factors Can Affect the Test Results?

The test results can be affected if the blood sample is not handled or stored correctly before the test. Therefore, it is crucial to follow the lab's instructions regarding blood sample collection.

7. What Risks are Associated with Ham’s Test?

The risks associated with Ham's test are similar to those of a standard blood draw, including pain, bleeding, bruising at the site of needle insertion, and rare chances of infection.

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