Heinz Body Stain

Abbrev Code:HBODY   
Order Code:LAB6701Order Name:Heinz Body Stain
Synonyms:Heinz-Erlich Bodies; Unstable Hemoglobin
Methodology:Supravital stain
CPT Codes: 85441 x1, 85445 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur only; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Samples must be assayed within 96 hours of collection. For specimens from infants under 6 months of age; test results are unreliable.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or hemolyzed samples. Samples greater than 96 hours old when received by testing laboratory.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 96 hours at refrigerated temperature. Room temperature or frozen samples unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:49090


Reference Range:By report.

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