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Erythropoietin (EPO)

Order Code CH375
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top) /Aliquot tube refrigerated

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 8 hours
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 28 days
Special Instructions

Due to diurnal variation, it is recommended that specimens be collected between 7: 30am and noon

Test Details
Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance

An aid in distinguishing between primary and secondary polycythemia Differentiating between appropriate secondary polycythemia (eg, high-altitude living, pulmonary disease, tobacco use) and inappropriate secondary polycythemia (eg, tumors) Identifying candidates for erythropoietin (EPO) replacement therapy (eg, chronic renal failure) Evaluating patients undergoing EPO replacement therapy who demonstrate an inadequate hematopoietic response.

Reference Ranges

See Laboratory Report