EPO Erythropoietin anemia
Erythropoietin (EPO from serum)
Due to fluctuations in the day, blood is taken in the morning (8:00 to 10:00 a.m.).
Samples can be sent by medical mail
When is this test done:
In explainable normocytic anemia; a form of anemia (anemia) in which the cells are of normal size. The MCV in this anemia is neatly in the reference range.
In suspected renal anemia; a disease in which the patient has an unusually low red blood cell count. Kidney is a term that refers to the kidneys, so anemia is often associated with kidney disease. This type of anemia is caused by a deficiency of erythropoietin, a protein produced in the kidneys that helps create red blood cells.
During monitoring of EPO treatment or suspicion of a kidney tumor
The result may be elevated in : during pregnancy, anemia of non-renal origin, acute blood loss, polyglobulia; a disorder in which the level of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the blood: the hematocrit, is too high. It is thus the opposite of anemia (anemia), or certain liver or kidney carcinomas.
The result may be reduced in : renal anemia, polycythaemia vera: a rare disorder of the bone marrow, AIDS, tumor anemia, hypogonadism: a condition in which the testes make too little of the male sex hormone testosterone.
Measurement Method CLIA
reference values The result is good if it is between : 5.4-31.0 mU/ml.