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Iron

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
IRON ACHM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis, lipemia
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
FerrZine method
Special Instructions:
Notify lab if patient is receiving iron therapy. Delay iron testing for 4 days after a patient has had a blood transfusion. Separate from contact with the cells within two hours from the time of collection.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
83540
Panel Includes:
Iron, TIBC, %Saturation
Synonyms:
Iron Binding Capacity; Iron Indices; Iron Profile