11550:IRON (Fe) DEFICIENCY PANEL

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11550:IRON (Fe) DEFICIENCY PANEL
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA) / Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 2/9/2008
Components: Ferritin / Iron / Iron Binding Capacity, Total (TIBC)
Performed: Tuesday-Friday, Sunday
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 83540 / 82728 / 83550
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot and centrifuge. May be transported in original tube. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours.
Standard Volume: 3 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 48 hours of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Specimens must be free of fibrin, red cells, or other particulate matter.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
See individual components.

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