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Erythropoietin

Source Blood
Mnemonic ERYTH
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube is also acceptable.

0.5 ml plasma or serum
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off and mark aliquot tube "PST" or "SST", then transport plasma or serum to DSC (specimen must be frozen at DSC within 8 hours of collection).

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off and mark aliquot tube "PST" or "SST", then freeze plasma or serum before transporting to DSC.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekly
Alternate Name(s) EPO
Reference Interval 4 to 20 U/L