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Test Code SQ FERR, EPIC LAB68 Ferritin, Plasma

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type:

Preferred: Plasma

Acceptable: Serum

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions: Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Frozen OK

Reference Values

Males
<3 days: 6-510 ng/mL
3 days-6 months: 6-400 ng/mL
7-11 months: 6-80 ng/mL
1-5 years: 10-60 ng/mL
6-15 years: 10-300 ng/mL
16-17 years: 12-300 ng/mL

≥18 years: 25-400 ng/mL
Females
<3 days: 6-510 ng/mL
3 days-6 months: 6-400 ng/mL
7-11 months: 6-80 ng/mL
1-5 years: 10-60 ng/mL
6-14 years: 6-70 ng/mL
15-49 years: 10-150 ng/mL

≥50 years: 15-230 ng/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information


Specimen Stability: Plasma is stable refrigerated (2° C-8° C) for 7days or frozen (≤-20° C) for 12 months.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82728