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Iron with Total Iron Binding Capacity (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Iron with Total Iron Binding Capacity Colorimetric, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine ug/dL

Battery Members

Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity, Iron Saturation

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 3 day(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 14 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Keep refrigerated
  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Hemolyzed specimen

Comments

Includes iron saturation percentage, by calculation. Make sure collection site is thoroughly cleaned to prevent contamination of sample.

CPT Code

  • 83540
  • 83550