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Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP).

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing anemias related to chronic disease, hemolysis, iron deficiency, and lead toxicity.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA), royal blue-top (EDTA), or a pink-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Fluorometry)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0178)
Adult
Male
Less than 30 mcg/dLLess than 0.534 micromol/L
Female
Less than 40 mcg/dLLess than 0.712 micromol/L

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425271/all/Erythrocyte_Protoporphyrin__Free.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425271/all/Erythrocyte_Protoporphyrin__Free. Accessed March 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425271/all/Erythrocyte_Protoporphyrin__Free
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 March 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425271/all/Erythrocyte_Protoporphyrin__Free.
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