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Test Compendium

2086: OSMOTIC FRAGILITY ERYTHROCYTE

Test Code

  • 2086

Test Synonym

  • Red Blood Cell Osmotic Fragility

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood With Smears

Container

  • Green Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Unfixed Smear

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 85555
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 5 mL whole blood (Green Top) or Lavender Top with 2 unfixed smears

Additional Information

  • Refrigerate specimens within 30 minutes of collection. Specimens must be received by lab within 48 hours of collection. Requires 5 mL whole blood (Green Top) or Lavender Top with 2 unfixed smears