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Iron Binding Capacity Profile


Test Utility

This panel is used as a general screen for the diagnosis and treatment of anemias.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample in the following tubes:

  • Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top), minimum 4 mL

Specimen Storage and Stability

Sample should be fully clotted and centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes within 1 hour of collection, and serum separated as soon as possible.

Store serum at the following temperatures:

  • Room temperature: 15°C to 25°C up to 8 hours

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 48 hours

  • Frozen: -20°C not indicated

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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