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PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA, HIGH SENSITIVITY, RBC

Mnemonic

PNH RBC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole blood, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Do not spin, send tube unopened.

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Clotted, hemolyzed,frozen or specimens older than 4 days.

Stability

Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Note

Specimen must be at ARUP and analyzed within 4 days.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Flow Cytometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2004366)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86356 x2

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:27 AM


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