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Test Compendium

2042: IRON

Test Code

  • 2042

Test Synonym

  • FE

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • Serum from a SST or Red Top Tube, separate from clot within 1 hour of collection

Additional Information

  • The concentration of iron in serum/plasma is dependent on ingestion of iron and is subject to circadian variations.

Specimen Stability

  • Serum: 7 days at 15-25 °C, 3 weeks at 2-8 °C, several years at (-15)-(-25) °C

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    30 - 170 ug/dL