Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Ferritin, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Ferritin, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red, Gold, or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 L for adult samples or 200 L for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Male:
10 days 1 year: 9.0 115.0 g/L
1 3 years: 6.0 70.0 g/L
3 6 years: 12.0 71.0 g/L
6 10 years: 15.0 81.0 g/L
20 60 years: 30.0 400.0 g/L

Female:
10 days 1 year: 10.0 194.0 g/L
1 3 years: 7.0 81.0 g/L
3 6 years: 12.0 74.0 g/L
6 10 years: 13.0 92.0 g/L
17 60 years: 13.0 150.0 g/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2018-04-30
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
FER
 
Referred To:  

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