Iron

Test ID: 

703004

CPT code:

83540

Clinical Use:

Aid in the evaluation of a number of conditions involving red cell production and destruction, iron metabolism, or iron transport

Specimen Type:

Serum (preferred) or plasma (lithium heparin only). EDTA plasma causes decreased results.

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Gel-barrier tube, transport tube, or green-top (heparin) tube; do not use EDTA or oxalate anticoagulants.

Collection:

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Severe hemolysis; improper labeling; improper collection; EDTA or oxalate plasma specimens

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