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Erythropoietin

Components

Name Method Department Units
Erythropoietin Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Send Out mU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Frozen - 2 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Wrong collection tube

Comments

Bone marrow aspirate and EDTA plasma are unacceptable.

CPT Code

  • 82668