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Heinz Body Stain
0049090
Ordering Recommendation
Use as a non specific screen for  hemolysis due to drugs/toxins, enzyme deficiencies, thalassemias and unstable hemoglobins.
Mnemonic
HEINZ
Methodology
Supravital Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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
Refrigerated. Ship Sunday-Thursday only.   
Unacceptable Conditions
Samples greater than 96 hours old.  Specimens from infants under 6 months of age; test results are unreliable.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: unacceptable; Refrigerated: 96 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Effective August 17, 2015.
Direct: Negative
Induced: Normal
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