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Test Code



Testing performed on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU with serum testing.

Test Utility

Used to diagnose and determine treatment of iron deficiency anemias and hemochromatosis.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Serum iron is stable for 7 days when stored at 2-8°C or 4 days at room temperature (15-25°C) after the serum is separated from red cells.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample, free from hemolysis, are the recommended specimens. Remove serum from the red cells to minimize hemolysis as a hemolyzed sample may produce erroneous results. The sample should be taken in the morning from patients after fasting, since iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day and there can be significant interference from lipemia.

Specimen to be collected in 3.0ML Gold or Tiger SST.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges

50 - 212 ug/dL


Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.


Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083

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