Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Iron deficiency anemia

Reference Range *

Male: 11 - 307 ng/mL; Female: 7 - 271 ng/mL; Post-menopause: 10 - 265 ng/mL.

Test Limitations

Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
FRTN
MiChart Code
Ferritin
Synonyms
  • FRTN
  • FERRITIN
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage. Grossly hemolyzed samples are not acceptable for analysis.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube; Green Top Tube (heparinized plasma); Lavender Top Tube (EDTA plasma)
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
82728
Fee Code
23345
LOINC
20567-4
NY State Approved
No