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.
Submit With Order
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 NameLOINC
0049080Heinz Body Stain, Direct716-1
0049085Heinz Body Stain, Induced33057-1
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Aliases
  • Heinz-Erlich bodies
  • Unstable Hemoglobin