ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
It is recommended that samples be collected at a consistent time of day. Morning samples taken between 7:30 am and 12:00 noon have been recommended.
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top
Plasma: Heparin

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, do not store in glass tubes

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
2.6-18.5 mIU/mL

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeEPO
CPT-4 Code (s)
82668
LOINC Codes
15061-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory