44210:IRON (Fe) BINDING CAPACITY, TOTAL (TIBC)

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44210:IRON (Fe) BINDING CAPACITY, TOTAL (TIBC)
Alias Names: TIBC
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Components: Iron / Iron Binding Capacity, Total (TIBC)
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83540 / 83550
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. Specimen should not remain ambient for more than 8 hours. Freeze if specimen cannot be tested within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; specimen frozen and thawed more than once.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

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