Osmotic Fragility

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

OSMO FRAG

POE DESCRIPTION: OSMOTIC FRAGILITY
CPT CODE:

85557-90

CDM NUMBER:

3181475

DAYS PERFORMED:

Blood must be drawn Monday through Thursday only.

TURNAROUND TIME:

5-7 working days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Procedure must be scheduled in advance with the laboratory at 942-5002. Deliver immediately after collection. Laboratory must include a control specimen drawn at the same time from a normal, unrelated individual.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 4 ml

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL EDTA whole blood

REJECTION CRITERIA: Not scheduled ahead with the laboratory.
MINIMUM VOLUME:

 2 mL EDTA whole blood

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen must be fresh. Specimen must be delivered immediately to the laboratory after collection and shipped within 72 hours of draw.

REFERENCE RANGE:

See Mayo Clinic - Search Test Code FRAGO

LAST UPDATED:

4-24-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Fragility, Osmotic; Red Cell Fragility; RBC Fragility