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1160: Erythropoietin Print View
Erythropoietin IA  view ref range  mIU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 18 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Elevated levels of serum erythropoietin (EPO) occur in patients with anemias due to increased red cell destruction in hemolytic anemia and also in secondary polycythemias associated with impaired oxygen delivery to the tissues, impaired pulmonary oxygen exchange, abnormal hemoglobins with increased oxygen affinity, constriction of the renal vasculature, and inappropriate EPO secretion caused by certain renal and extrarenal tumors. Normal or depressed levels may occur in anemias due to increased oxygen delivery to tissues, in hypophosphatemia, and in polycythemia vera.

Transport at room temperature

Due to diurnal variation, it is recommended that specimens be
collected between 7:30 am and noon.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82668

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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