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.
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: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88313

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0049110 Iron Stain 13513-7
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Aliases
  • Reticuloendothelial Iron Stain
  • Sideroblastic Iron Stain
  • Siderocytic Iron Stain
Iron Stain