IRON DEFICIENCY PROFILE

Mnemonic

FEDEF

Includes

Ferritin, Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Iron Saturation

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. Avoid contamination with environmental iron. Use only Iron-free collection tubes, pipets and test tubes.

Preferred Volume

1.5 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours, Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 days, Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 day/week

Method

Colorimetry, Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.

CPT Codes

82728, 83540, 83550

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:17 AM