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Erythropoietin*

SIM

15159 

CPT

82668 

Synonyms

EPO 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red or gold top tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume: 0.5 ml. 

Min. volume:  0.3 ml.. (this does not allow for repeat testing)

Additional Information

Increased with pregnancy. Patients suffering from most anemias will present with higher than normal concentrations of serum erythropoietin.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate serum from cells if using red-top tube

Transport Requirements

Room Temperature or Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature or Refrigerated : 14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood or plasma

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Erythropoietin 

Methodology

Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

140277 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/14/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 14, 2018

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