Red Blood Cell Membrane Evaluation, Blood - LG5495

Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Osmotic lysis; Flow cytometry
CPT Code:88184, 85557, 85060
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4-7 days.
Special Instructions:Specimens must arrive within 72 hours of collection. A control specimen from a normal, unrelated, nonsmoking person drawn at the same time as the patient must accompany each sample. Indicate donor gender on the sample.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood and smear
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Collection Instructions:Patient specimen and two well-made peripheral blood smears from the patient sample (Wright stained or fixed in absolute methanol) are required for testing. Also required is a control from an unrelated, nonsmoking individual collected at the same time. Immediately refrigerate specimen after draw.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis. Clotted from frozen specimens. Specimens sent without a normal control or peripheral blood smears.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process, Refrigerate samples immediately after draw.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Keep patient sample, smears and normal control together and in the original containers. Indicate gender of the donor on the sample.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:RBCME


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Investigation of suspected red cell membrane disorder such as hereditary spherocytosis or hereditary pyropoikilocytosis.

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