Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia and iron overload.

Mnemonic

FE

Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Plasma separator tube, serum separator tube, or green (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: 0.2 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

Effective February 22, 2022

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 45-182 µg/dL
Female 11 years and older 28-170 µg/dL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

83540

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020037 Iron, Serum or Plasma 2498-4
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Aliases

  • Serum Fe
  • Serum Iron
Iron, Plasma or Serum