Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 22, 2019 @ 9:13 am

1448

Iron Deficiency Panel

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Minimize air exposure
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • Recommend drawing in the A.M, Iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day.
    For patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Heat inactivated
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Lipemic Samples
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 2 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Colorimetric
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82728
  • 83540
  • 84466
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with at least one test in this panel and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be taken until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Components:
  • 2038 - IRON
  • 2039 - TIBC
  • 2063 - % SATURATION
  • 2074 - FERRITIN
  • 2174 - UIBC
  • 2281 - TRANSFERRIN
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