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Iron, Plasma or Serum
0020037
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
FE
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected from patients receiving deferoxamine (wait six hours after last dose). Specimens containing EDTA, sodium/fluoride, oxalate, or sodium citrate. Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
 
 
Age Reference Interval
Newborn 0-​6 weeks 100-​250 µg/dL
Infant 7 weeks -​ 11 months 40-​100  µg/dL
Child 1 year -​ 10 years 50-​120  µg/dL
Male 11 years and older 50-​170 µg/dL
Female 11 years and older 30-​160 µg/dL
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83540
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020037Iron, Serum or Plasma2498-4
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Aliases
  • Serum Fe
  • Serum Iron