30720:IRON (Fe)

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30720:IRON (Fe)
Methodology: Timed Endpoint
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83540
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4.5 mL light green top plasma separator tube (PST) or one 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
Handling: Centrifuge SST within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate and transport in original tube. Green top tubes must be centrifuged and plasma separated within 2 hours of collection. The plasma should be placed in a plastic tube and refrigerated for transport.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Hemolyzed specimens should not be used because of the high concentration of iron in hemoglobin.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
Male: 50-170 ug/dL
Female: 30-160 ug/dL