Ferritin

Methodology: 
Chemiluminescent immunometric assay
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
Within 3 days
Use: 
This test aids in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia and iron overload and is used to monitor the treatment of hemochromatosis.
Specimen Requirements: 

Collect blood by venipuncture into an SST/gold-top tube or alternatively a light-green/lithium heparin tube.

For serum, allow the specimens to clot at room temperature. Separate the serum/plasma from the cells, using a refrigerated centrifuge and avoid hemolysis. If possible, keep specimens cold (2 - 8°C).

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
  • Refrigerated (2 - 8°C): 7 days
  • Frozen (-20°C): 2 weeks
Reference Values: 
  • Males: 28 - 365 ng/mL
     
  • Females: 5 - 148 ng/mL
CPT Code (s): 
82728
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 20180

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