Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) with Iron % Saturation

TEST CODE
CRA1323
CPT
83550
Expected
Turnaround Time
Within 1 Day
Patient Preparation
Fasting specimen drawn in the morning is preferred.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen
Serum
Volume
1.0 mL / 0.5 mL minimum
Container
SST (preferred) or Red Top Tube
Preparation
Draw blood in gel-barrier tube and centrifuge. If red top is used, remove the serum and place in a transport tube. Label the transport tube with patient identifiers and specimen type.
Stability
Room Temperature, 4 Days Refrigerated, 7 Days
Storage Instructions
Refrigerated

Test Details

Methodology
Rejection Criteria
Received after 4 days room temp or 7 days refrigerated. Serum not separated from cells. Sample hemolyzed. Improper labeling. Incorrect collection container.

Test Components

Test Code
Test Name
LOINC
300279
Iron
2498-4
300624
Iron Percent Saturation
2502-3
300318
Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC)
2502-3

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