Test Directory

7314 Transferrin

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
2 Months, Frozen
14 Days, Refrigerated
7 Days, Ambient
188 - 341 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Nephelometry (NEPH)

Schedule

Monday - Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Transferrin is a direct measure of the Iron Binding Capacity. Transferrin is thus useful in assessing iron balance. Iron deficiency and overload are often evaluated with complementary laboratory tests.

CPT Codes

84466

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