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Iron and Iron Binding Capacity
0020420
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the diagnosis of iron deficiency, anemia, and iron overload.
Mnemonic
FEIBC
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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Avoid hemolysis. Also acceptable: Heparinized plasma.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens. EDTA plasma.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
Iron, Plasma or SerumNewborn 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
 Transferrin Saturation20-50%
 Total Iron Binding CapacityUIBC: Not reported on patient reports:
0-2 months: 59-175 µg/dL
3 months-17 years: 250-400 µg/dL
18 years and older: 240-450 µg/dL

Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83540; 83550
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020037Iron, Serum or Plasma2498-4
0020049Iron Binding Capacity Total2500-7
0020050Transferrin Saturation2502-3
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Aliases
  • Fe
  • Fe and TIBC
  • IBC
  • Iron
  • IRON AND TIBC, Serum
  • Iron Binding Capacity
  • Iron Indices
  • Latent Iron Binding Capacity
  • Serum Iron and TIBC Routine
  • Serum Iron-Binding Capacity
  • TIBC
  • Total Iron-Binding Capacity
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Transferrin Saturation Percent