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Epic Code LAB68 Ferritin, Blood Level

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Ferritin Blood Level | 6855

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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

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range


0 Minutes up to 30 Days: 25 – 200 mcg/L

30 Days up to 60 Days: 200 – 600 mcg/L

60 Days up to 6 Months: 50 – 200 mcg/L

6 Months up to 15 Years: 7 – 142 mcg/L



15 Years up to 150 Years: 24 – 336 mcg/L



15 Years up to 150 Years: 11 – 307 mcg/L

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Corewell Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Corewell Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Corewell Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Corewell Health Greenville Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Corewell Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI





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Epic Test ID



Ferritin: 2276-4

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