Iron, Serum

Iron, Serum

CPT Test code: 83540

Specimen: Serum (preferred) or plasma (lithium heparin only). EDTA plasma causes decreased results.
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube, transport tube, or green-top (heparin) tube; do not use EDTA or oxalate anticoagulants.
Collection: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Storage Instructions: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Causes for Rejection: Severe hemolysis; improper labeling; improper collection; EDTA or oxalate plasma specimens
Reference Interval: • Adult male: 40-155 μg/dL

• Adult female: 35-155 μg/dL

Use: Aid in the evaluation of a number of conditions involving red cell production and destruction, iron metabolism, or iron transport