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Erythropoietin

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ERP
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis
Processing notes Centrifuge clotted sample and freeze serum at -20C. Order Quest Nichols test # 427.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis
Units mIU/mL
Normal range Pediatric:
3 weeks-2 months 5.0-13.0 mIU/mL
3 months-16 years 9.0-28.0 mIU/mL
≥ 18 year olds 4.1-19.5 mIU/mL
Synonyms Epo; EPO; Epogen
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 2 months
Turn around times Test performed 3x per week. Turnaround time: 2-5 days.
Additional information The Erythropoietin reference range is based on individuals with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit values.
CPT coding 82668-90
LOINC code 15061-5
Last Updated 6/14/2013 1:31 PM
Entry Number 348
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