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Erythropoietin

Alternate names:
EPO
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
EPO
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

Useful in differentiating primary from secondary polycythaemia

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Reference Interval:

2.5-18.5 U/L

Laboratory Use Only
Transport Instructions:

Send most recent FBE results.

Spin, aliquot and freeze the serum. Send frozen sample to MMC.

Frozen aliquot stable at -20 deg for 2 weeks

External Laboratory:
Monash Pathology
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