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Iron Stain
0049110
Ordering Recommendation

Use to detect iron deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis, and hemosiderosis.

Mnemonic
IRON STAIN
Methodology
Cytochemical Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) bone marrow aspirate.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 4 unfixed, air-dried, unstained, non-anticoagulated bone marrow aspirate, EDTA smears, or core touch preps to a metal free container. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Peripheral blood. Fixed smears. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Normal (refer to report for interpretive comments)
Interpretive Data
Refer to report

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
88313
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0049110Iron Stain13513-7
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Aliases
  • Reticuloendothelial Iron Stain
  • Sideroblastic Iron Stain
  • Siderocytic Iron Stain