Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Erythropoietin,Serum

Test Name: Erythropoietin,Serum
Alternate Name(s): EPO
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information: Due to diurnal variation, it is recommended that specimens be collected between 0730 and noon.

Minimum volume of serum required for testing is 0.5 mL
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Tuesday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:

<1 year: Not established
1-3 years: 1.7-17.9 mIU/mL
4-6 years: 3.5-21.9 mIU/mL
7-9 years: 1.0-13.5 mIU/mL
10-12 years: 1.0-14.0 mIU/mL
13-15 years: 2.2-14.4 mIU/mL
16-18 years: 1.5-15.2 mIU/mL
>18 years: 2.6-18.5 mIU/mL

Female:

<1 year: Not established
1-3 years: 2.1-15.9 mIU/mL
4-6 years: 2.9-8.5 mIU/mL
7-9 years: 2.1-8.2 mIU/mL
10-12 years: 1.1-9.1 mIU/mL
13-15 years: 3.8-20.5 mIU/mL
16-18 years: 2.0-14.2 mIU/mL
>18 years: 2.6-18.5 mIU/mL
Effective Date: 2009-02-12
Revised Date: 2018-03-19
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: Testing method and reference ranges changed March 12, 2018
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Immunoassay (IA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Stability: 10 days at room temperature, 18 days refrigerated, 28 days frozen
System Codes: 
Cerner
EPO
 
Referred To: In Common Laboratories
57 Gervais Drive
North York, ON
M3C 1Z2

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