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Test Code:
FE

Order Name:
Iron (Serum)

 
Useful For:
Screening for chronic iron overload diseases, particularly hereditary hemochromatosis
 
Methodology:
Ferene
 
AliasesName:
Iron (Fe)
Serum Iron
 
 
 
Test Code:
FE

Order Name:
Iron (Serum)

 
Patient Preparation:
  1. Patient should be fasting at least 12 hours.
  2. Patient should be abstain from drugs or supplements containing Iron at least 24 hours.
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain blood (Red top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 1 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: 4+ reject 
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 21 days
Frozen, -20o 12 months
 
 
 
Test Code:
FE

Order Name:
Iron (Serum)

 
Method detail:
Ferene
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1.5 hours (90 mins)
 
Performing Location:
Chemistry, Laboratory Department Tel. 13224
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
FE

Order Name:
Iron (Serum)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Iron exists in biological fluids as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin and is bound in serum and plasma to transferrin, which acts as a carrier protein. Increased iron concentrations are seen in hemolytic anemias, hemochromatosis, and acute liver disease. Decreased iron concentrations are seen in iron deficiency and anemia of chronic disease. Major causes of iron deficiency include gastrointestinal and menstrual bleeding
 
Reference Value:
Male: 65-175 μg/dL
Female: 50 –170 μg/dL
 
Interpretation:
In hereditary hemochromatosis, serum iron is usually above 150 mcg/dL and percent saturation is above 60%. In advanced iron overload states, the percent saturation often is above 90%.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Manufacturer’s reagent package insert, Architect® IRON, SENTINEL CH. SpAVia Robert Koch, 2 Milan 20152 Italy, May 2015.
  2. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 01 Jan 2019)