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 Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

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