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Test ID FERR Ferritin, Serum

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of iron deficiency and iron overload conditions

 

Differentiating iron deficiency anemia and anemia of chronic disease

Method Name

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Reporting Name

Ferritin, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and the serum aliquoted into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  90 days

Reference Values

Males: 24-336 mcg/L

Females: 11-307 mcg/L

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82728

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FERR Ferritin, S 20567-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FERR Ferritin, S 20567-4

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Testing Algorithm

See Hereditary Hemochromatosis Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen.