FERRITIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Males:   22–322 ng/mL  
Females:   10–291 ng/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeFER
CPT-4 Code (s)
82728
LOINC Codes
2276-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory