PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA PANEL, RBC AND WBC

Mnemonic

PNH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Do not spin down specimen. Testing requires whole blood

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Volume

4.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimens, specimens older than 72 hours, clotted or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Ambient: 24 hrs, Refrigerated: 48 hrs, Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Note

Specimen must be at ARUP and analyzed within 72 hours.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative Flow Cytometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2005006)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86356 x7

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:21 AM