Ferritin
0070065
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia and iron overload. Monitor treatment of hemochromatosis.
Mnemonic
FERITN
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Plasma separator tube, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
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: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
At birth, ferritin levels average 100 ng/mL and rise to a peak of about 350 ng/mL at one month. During the next five months, ferritin levels fall to about 30 ng/mL (Blood 43:581, 1974).
 
Age: Male: Female:
0-​6 months
7-​35 months
3-​14 years
15-​19 years
20-​29 years
30-​39 years
40-​49 years
50 years and older
6-​400 ng/mL
12-​57 ng/mL
14-​80 ng/mL
20-​155 ng/mL
38-​270 ng/mL
48-​420 ng/mL
30-​490 ng/mL
30-​530 ng/mL
6-​430 ng/mL
12-​60 ng/mL 
12-​73 ng/mL
12-​90 ng/mL
12-​114 ng/mL
12-​160 ng/mL
12-​240 ng/mL
18-​340 ng/mL
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82728
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070065Ferritin20567-4
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Aliases
  • Ferritin, Serum
  • Serum Ferritin