OSMOTIC FRAGILITY, RBC

Synonyms: Red Cell Fragility, Erythrocytes
Computer Code: (MOFRAG)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (lavender top tube). Draw Mon-Thurs only. Draw normal, healthy, unrelated, non-smoking person at the same time as the patient. Label the control "Normal Control". Deliver immediately to Special Chemistry.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain whole blood and control sample, refrigerated. Deliver to special chemistry immediately after draw. Collect Monday-Thursday ONLY. Must be received at referal lab within 72 hours of collection. Min. 2 mL whole blood.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 85557
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII