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)

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
NY State Approved
No