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Erythropoietin

Erythropoietin is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
EPO.

Common Use:
To evaluate the effectiveness of erythropoietin (EPO) administration as a treatment for anemia, especially related to chemotherapy and kidney disease.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay)

AgeConventional & SI UnitsConventional & 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.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Erythropoietin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425332/all/Erythropoietin.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythropoietin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425332/all/Erythropoietin. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Erythropoietin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425332/all/Erythropoietin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythropoietin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425332/all/Erythropoietin.
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