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Erythropoetin

Blood Sciences Test


Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

None

Factors affecting results

None known

Test Usage

It is requested mainly to help distinguish between different types of polycythaemia or anaemia and to find out whether the amount of erythropoietin being produced is appropriate for the level of anaemia present

Turnaround time

14 days

Availability

Referred to Biochemistry Department, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD

 Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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