EPOR - Specimen: Erythropoietin Receptor (EPOR) Gene, Exon 8 Sequencing

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: EPOR    
Erythropoietin Receptor (EPOR) Gene, Exon 8 Sequencing

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This evaluation is recommended for patients presenting with lifelong erythrocytosis, usually with a positive family history of similar symptoms. Polycythemia vera should be excluded prior to testing as it is much more common than hereditary erythrocytosis and can be present even in young patients. A JAK2 V617F or JAK2 exon 12 mutation should not be present. Additionally, p50 testing should be performed and a normal result confirmed before ordering this test. For a complete evaluation including p50 testing, hemoglobin electrophoresis testing, and hereditary erythrocytosis mutation analysis in an algorithmic fashion, order REVP / Erythrocytosis Evaluation.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Additional Testing Requirements

This test does not provide a serum erythropoietin (Epo) level. If Epo testing is desired, see EPO / Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see HEMP / Hereditary Erythrocytosis Mutations.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodRefrigerated30 days