Order Code: C140
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Serum Ferritin Level
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Special Instructions: Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last dose.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 12 months
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 12 months
Causes for Rejection: Samples which are heat-inactivated; samples stabilized with azide; specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
|0-60 years, Female||9-150|
|≥61 years, Female||18-300|
|All Ages, Male||18-300|
Intended Use: A ferritin test may be ordered to evaluate the body’s current store of iron and, in conjunction with other tests, to evaluate the severity of anemia or iron overload. The ferritin test may also be used to monitor individuals diagnosed with iron overload.
Limitations: In rare cases, interference due to extremely high titers of antibodies to analyte-specific antibodies, streptavidin or ruthenium can occur.
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