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Ferritin

Mnemonic

FTN

Synonym

FER

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0mL gold (SST), 7.0mL red or 3.0 mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

 

Supply Item Number – 101235 , 101192 or 147641

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum/Plasma (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Moderately hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Comments

Legacy Laboratory Services has validated the use of lithium heparin plasma with this assay. Lithium heparin plasma has not been approved or cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with this test. Legacy is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.

CPT Codes

82728

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 07:32:20 PM


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