Test Name

Anemia Profile

Panel includes

CBC w/Diff, Iron, TIBC, Vitamin B12, Ferritin & Folate

Specimen Type & Acceptability

EDTA Whole Blood
4 days refrigerated
7 days refrigerated

General Use

Profile is used to help identify anemia and provide information about potential causes.

CPT Code(s)

80025, 83540, 83550, 82607, 82728, 82746

Special Instructions

EDTA Whole Blood – Immediately invert 10-15 times minimum after collection to ensure the anticoagulant mixes with the blood to prevent clotting. DO NOT SPIN. Send Entire tube to Laboratory.
Let clot for 10-20 minutes.

After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum. DO NOT OPEN TUBE. Protect from light and refrigerate.

Container/Tube Type


2 mL Min. vol. = 500 ul

Suggested Tube Types


Typical Volume

Gold Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)

⋜ 5 mL

Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
^For larger volume tests

> 5 mL

Red Top Tube (No additive)

⋜ 5 mL

EDTA Whole Blood

3 mL

3.2 % Sodium Citrate Whole Blood

2.7 mL

Lithium Heparin Plasma Separator Tube

⋜ 5 mL