WHAT IS ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO) TEST?

WHAT IS ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO) TEST?

Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein produced in the peritubular cells in the renal cortex of the kidney. It is released in response to renal hypoxia and stimulates the formation and development of erythrocytes in the bone marrow. 

In healthy persons, there is an inverse correlation between serum EPO and hematocrit: an exponential increase in EPO levels occurs as hematocrit decreases. 

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