Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic

FERITN

Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

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. Also acceptable: Plasma separator tube, lavender (K2EDTA or K3EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), 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: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 12 months

Reference Interval

At birth, ferritin levels average 100 ng/mL and rise to a peak of about 350 ng/mL at one month. During the next five months, ferritin levels fall to about 30 ng/mL (Blood 43:581, 1974).
Effective February 22, 2022

Age:
Male:
Female:
0-9 days Not established Not Established
10-364 days 9-115 ng/mL 10-194 ng/mL
1-2 years 6-70 ng/mL 7-81 ng/mL
3-5 years 12-71 ng/mL 12-74 ng/mL
6-9 years 15-81 ng/mL 13-92 ng/mL
10-14 years 14-101 ng/mL 14-101 ng/mL
15-16 years 4-114 ng/mL
15-19 years 21-173 ng/mL
17-59 years 13-150 ng/mL
20-59 years 30-400 ng/mL
Greater than or equal to 60 years 31-409 ng/mL 11-328 ng/mL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

82728

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070065 Ferritin 20567-4
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Aliases

  • Ferritin, Serum
  • Serum Ferritin
Ferritin