Erythropoietin

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General

Synonym/Acronym:

EPO.

Rationale

To evaluate the effectiveness of EPO administration as a treatment for anemia, especially related to chemotherapy and kidney disease.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay.

AgeConventional and SI Units (milli-international units/mL)
MaleFemale
0–3 yr1.7–17.92.1–15.9
4–6 yr3.5–21.92.9–8.5
7–9 yr1.1–13.52.1–8.2
10–12 yr1.1–14.11.1–9.1
13–15 yr2.2–14.43.8–20.5
16–18 yr1.5–15.22.1–14.2
Adult4.2–27.84.2–27.8
Based on normal Hgb and Hct. Values may be decreased in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

N/A

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General

Synonym/Acronym:

EPO.

Rationale

To evaluate the effectiveness of EPO administration as a treatment for anemia, especially related to chemotherapy and kidney disease.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay.

AgeConventional and SI Units (milli-international units/mL)
MaleFemale
0–3 yr1.7–17.92.1–15.9
4–6 yr3.5–21.92.9–8.5
7–9 yr1.1–13.52.1–8.2
10–12 yr1.1–14.11.1–9.1
13–15 yr2.2–14.43.8–20.5
16–18 yr1.5–15.22.1–14.2
Adult4.2–27.84.2–27.8
Based on normal Hgb and Hct. Values may be decreased in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

N/A

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