Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum
An aid in distinguishing between primary and secondary polycythemia
Differentiating between appropriate secondary polycythemia (eg, high-altitude living, pulmonary disease, tobacco use) and inappropriate secondary polycythemia (eg, tumors)
Identifying candidates for erythropoietin (EPO) replacement therapy (eg, chronic renal failure)
Evaluating patients undergoing EPO replacement therapy who demonstrate an inadequate hematopoietic response
Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.
The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:
-Erythrocytosis Evaluation Testing Algorithm
-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Bone Marrow Evaluation
-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Peripheral Blood Evaluation
Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
Erythropoietin (EPO), S