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Published on February 16, 2018

Iron (Total) 

SIM

11580 

CPT

83540 

Synonyms

Fe 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator Green

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 5 days;  Room temp: 8 hours 

Rejection Criteria

•  If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
•  Gross Hemolysis

Reference Range

20-175 ug/dl

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Iron 

Methodology

Timed-endpoint method 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2-16-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on February 16, 2018

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