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Test Code LAB68 Ferritin, Blood Level

Test Name Alias

Ferritin Blood Level | 6855

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): 4.5 mL Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel) or 5.0 mL Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 4.5 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times. (Note: Violent mixing may denature ferritin)
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Plasma or Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

 

Processing Instructions:

  • Plasma is preferred specimen type
  • Green Tube/Plasma: Centrifuge after collection.
  • Gold Tube/Serum: Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 72 hours

Frozen: aliquot plasma/serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

 

Inpatient SIL: 8 hours (green/gold)

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Male/Female

0 Minutes – 30 Days: 25 – 200 mcg/L

>30 Days – 60 Days: 200 – 600 mcg/L

>60 Days – 6 Months: 50 – 200 mcg/L

>6 Months – 15 Years: 7 – 142 mcg/L

 

Male

>15 Years – 150 Years: 24 – 336 mcg/L

 

Female

>15 Years – 150 Years: 11 – 307 mcg/L

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

CPT

82728-LAB-FERRITIN

CDM Code

4056855

Epic Test ID

1230100683

Interface Order Alias

10140

Mayo Access Code

SHO10140

LOINC

Ferritin: 2276-4

Reviewed Date

1/11/2019