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TIBC

Components

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

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)

Specimen Preparation

  • 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

Make certain collection site is very clean to prevent contamination of specimen with iron.

CPT Code

  • 83550