Sign in →

Test Code FERR Ferritin

Clinical System Name

Ferritin

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer, 

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gross lipemia, frozen plasma

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. Serum/plasma should be removed from separator for storage. Frozen plasma is unacceptable.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum/plasma to aliquot container. Refrigerate. Frozen plasma is unacceptable.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum/plama Refrigerated 48 h
separated serum/plasma Room temp 2 h
separated serum/plasma Refrigerated 5 d
separated serum Frozen -20 C 4 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-Sa, dayshift 1-3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

Females ng/mL   Males ng/mL
Birth - 6 weeks < 400   Birth - 6 weeks < 400
6 weeks - 1 year 10 - 95   6 weeks - 1 year 10 - 95
1 - 8 years 10 - 60   1 - 8 years 10 - 60
9 - 17 years 10 - 70   9 - 17 years 10 - 300
18 - 49 years 6 - 137   18 yrs and older 18 - 460
50 yrs and older 11 - 264      

 

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescence by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 0.150 mL serum

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results.

CPT Codes

82728