Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: June 18, 2024 @ 9:13 am



  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • Draw in the A.M., Iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Lipemic Samples
Stability:Ambient: 4 Day(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Colorimetric
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83540
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : 37-160 ug/dL
  • 2038 - IRON
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