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Test Code HEINB Heinz Body Test

Specimen Type



Lavender top

Preferred Volume

4 mL


Available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refrigerate sample if transportation is delayed

Turnaround Time

24 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Direct: Crystal Violet Stain; Challenged: Acetylphenylhydrazine and Crystal Violet Stain.

CPT Code

85441, 85445

Test Includes

Direct and Challenged stain for Heinz Bodies. Report includes percentage of cells with Heinz Bodies

Reference Range

Absence of identified Heinz Bodies

Minimum Volume

2 mL in 4 mL tube, 1.5 mL in 3 mL tube mL

Fee Code

53484, 53485