Aid in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia and iron overload.
Within 24 hours
Fasting specimen preferred.
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Specimens collected in EDTA. Hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 days; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 6 months
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
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