Test Name

Ferritin

Specimen Type & Acceptability

Serum
7 days refrigerated

General Use

Used to aid in the diagnosis of diseases affecting iron metabolism, such as hemochromatosis and iron deficiency anemia.

CPT Code(s)

82728

Special Instructions

Let clot for 10-20 minutes. After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum and refrigerate.

Container/Tube Type

Volume

1 mL Min. vol. = 200 ul

Suggested Tube Types

Description

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