Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin

Last Modified: 5/18/2018 6:25:00 AM

Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a black opaque transport bag
Collection Instructions: Protect from Light by wrapping in foil or by placing in a black opaque transport bag
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Whole Blood / Pediatric - 0.2 Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 4 days Ambient
10 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Frozen; Hemolyzed; Clotted
Reference Range: < 70 µmol/mol heme
Methodology: Hematofluorometry
Clinical Significance: Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (EP) testing is used by the clinician to assist with detection and diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia, iron deficiency without anemia, and inflammatory conditions that impact heme synthesis and porphyrinopathies.

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 762
Alternate Test Names: EP; Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (EP)
CPT Coding: 84202

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