Ferritin

CPT Code(s):

82728

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

Collection Procedure:

-

Reference Values:

  • Males: 28 - 365 ng/mL
  • Females: 5 - 148 ng/mL

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #: 20180

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

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