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Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 4/18/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82668
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Collect at least 4 mL. Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin). Specimen drawn between 0700 and 1200 is recommended.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days refrigerated or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Decreased erythropoietin concentrations with elevated hematocrit are observed in patients with polycythemia rubra vera, and with a decreased hematocrit in patients with HIV infection who are receiving AZT.
Rejection Criteria: EDTA plasma; visible hemolysis or grossly contaminated specimen.

4.0-27.0 mU/mL

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