44300:TRANSFERRIN

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44300:TRANSFERRIN
Alias Names: Siderophilin
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 84466
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum within 2 hours. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated at 2-8° C, or 1 year frozen if frozen within 24 hours of collection. Do not allow to thaw.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Meassurement of transferrin levels in serum aids in the diagnosis of malnutrition, acute inflammation, infection, and red blood cell disorders such as iron deficiency anemia. See also Total Iron Binding Capacity (44210).
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis or gross lipemia.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
200-360 mg/dL