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Test Code 1979 Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum

Reporting Name

Erythropoietin (EPO), S

Useful For

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

Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Erythrocytosis Evaluation Testing Algorithm

-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Bone Marrow Evaluation

-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Peripheral Blood Evaluation

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

2.6-18.5 mIU/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82668

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EPO Erythropoietin (EPO), S 15061-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
EPO Erythropoietin (EPO), S 15061-5

Method Name

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)

Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/benign-hematology-test-request-form.pdf)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Additional Information:
For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
BJH Chemistry will forward to the performing laboratory.