Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : EMA for Spherocytosis by Flow Cytometry Order Code : EMA
Synonyms: Eosin-5-maleimide;Band 3 protein;Spherocytosis Evaluation;Red Cell membrance disorder
Specimen Type: whole blood
Container Type: Purple-top tube(EDTA)
Required Volume: 4mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5mL
Methodology: Flow Cytometry
Standard Run Times: batched, twice a week
Turnaround Time: 48-72 hours
Special Handling: Refrigerate specimen after draw. Refrigerate at 0 to 4 °C. Do not freeze. Freezing causes sample lysis, and tests will not be performed on hemolyzed specimens.
CPT Codes: 88184, 88187
Causes For Rejection: Samples greater than 72 houres; unlabelled samples; hemolyzed samples, clotted samples
Department: Flow Cytometry