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Test ID EPO Erythropoietin, Serum

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

Method Name

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Reporting Name

Erythropoietin (EPO), S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Morning collection, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. is preferred due to diurnal variation. For more information see Cautions.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
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; 6 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-5 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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

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.

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

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

-General Request (T239)

-Benign Hematology Test Request (T755)