Ordering Recommendation

Aid 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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate 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: 4 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
Iron, Plasma or Serum 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
  Transferrin Saturation 20-50%
  Iron Binding Capacity Total UIBC: 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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83540; 83550

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020037 Iron, Serum or Plasma 2498-4
0020049 Iron Binding Capacity Total 2500-7
0020050 Transferrin Saturation 2502-3
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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
Iron and Iron Binding Capacity