Ferritin, Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Iron Saturation
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
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.
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours, Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 days, Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month
Colorimetry, Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:17 AM