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RBC Band 3 Protein Reduction in Hereditary Spherocytosis (2008460)

Methodology

Qualitative Flow Cytometry


Synonyms

Hereditary Spherocytosis; EMA; Osmotic Fragility; HS hemolytic anemia assay, Band3

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

ARUP


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-4 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in a sodium or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable. Include a Wright stained slide.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 3 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Hemolyzed

Test Volume Required

4 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Whole blood

Processing Instructions

Include a Wright stained slide. Complete an ARUP requisition and submit with specimen and slide refrigerated. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick up Monday-Friday.


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for outpatients. Ok to send on inpatients.


CPT Codes

88184


Revised

02-07-17

Initials

SL