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ERYPO / EPO-M
ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO), SERUM

Test Code ERYPO / EPO-M 
Test ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO), SERUM 
Methodology Automated Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA) 
Description Useful in helping to distinguish between primary and secondary polycythemia and may be useful in the differential diagnosis of appropriate secondary polycythemia. EPO levels may be used to identify candidates for EPO replacement therapy. 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL (minimum: 0.4 mL) of serum refrigerated. 
Reference Values Males: 4.0 - 16 mIU/mL
Females: 4.0 - 21 mIU/mL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 82668