EPO - Overview: Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: EPO    
Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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 situations 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 Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoenzymatic Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Erythropoietin (EPO), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

EPO (Erythropoietin)
Epogen
Hematopoietin
Hemopoietin
Polycythemia