Erythropoietin

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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 UnitsConventional and SI Units
MaleFemale
0–3 yr1.7–17.9 milli-international units/mL2.1–15.9 milli-international units/mL
4–6 yr3.5–21.9 milli-international units/mL2.9–8.5 milli-international units/mL
7–9 yr1.1–13.5 milli-international units/mL2.1–8.2 milli-international units/mL
10–12 yr1.1–14.1 milli-international units/mL1.1–9.1 milli-international units/mL
13–15 yr2.2–14.4 milli-international units/mL3.8–20.5 milli-international units/mL
16–18 yr1.5–15.2 milli-international units/mL2.1–14.2 milli-international units/mL
Adult4.2–27.8 milli-international units/mL4.2–27.8 milli-international units/mL
Based on normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. 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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