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762: Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (ep) Print View
Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin      

PRIMARY
1 WB EDTA Trace Metal FoilW 2 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  WB NaHep Trace Metal Foil   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  Whole Bld EDTA Tan FoilWr   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA Foil Wra 2 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  Whole Bld Hep Tan Foil Wr   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood Hep Foil Wrap 2 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  

Erthrocyte Protoporphrin (EP) testing is used by the clinician to assist with detection and diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia, iron without anemia, and inflammatory conditions that impact heme synthesis and porphyrinopathies. Please note that EP testing is not recommended for detection of pediatric lead poisoning. For Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) medical surveillance of worker exposed to lead, please refer to Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP), Test Code 948.

Use a lead free tube if blood lead is also requested.
** Specimen should be foil wrapped. Protect from light.**
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84202

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.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Methodology: Hematofluorometry
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; clotted
Pediatric: max.=0.5 mL minumum=0.2 mL
Specimen requirements:
Preferred:
2 mL (0.5 mL minimum; Pediatric 0.2 mL minimum) whole blood collected in a light protected EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Acceptable:
Light protected whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin lead-free (tan-top) tube, sodium heparin, lead-free or sodium heparin (royal blue-top), or EDTA, lead-free (tan-top) tube






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