Heinz Body Stain
0049090
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HEINZ
Methodology
Supravital Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Ship Sunday-Thursday only. Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection; testing must be performed within 48 hours of collection.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens from infants under 6 months of age; test results are unreliable.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours  
Reference Interval
Direct: Negative
Induced: <40%
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.
Note
CPT Code(s)
85441; 85445
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0049080Heinz Body Stain, Direct
0049085Heinz Body Stain, Induced
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Cross References
  • Heinz-Erlich bodies
  • Unstable Hemoglobin