Test Overview
Test Methodology

Ferrozine Colorimetric

Test Usage

To aid in evaluation of a number of conditions involving red cell production and destruction, iron metabolism, or iron transport.

Reference Range *

33-150 mcg/dL (5.91-26.85 mcmol/L)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Extreme hemolysis and icterus can interfere with this assay.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
IRON
MiChart Code
Iron
Synonyms
  • Fe
  • IRON
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Avoid hemolysis of specimen during collection.

Alternate Specimen
Other Approved Containers: Green top tube (sodium or lithium heparin), Red top. Unacceptable: Lavender top (EDTA).
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
83540
Fee Code
20702
LOINC
2498-4
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