Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Transferrin, Plasma

Test Name: Transferrin, Plasma
Alternate Name(s): TRF
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer

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
Collection Information: Fasting specimen preferred.

Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Avoid hemolysis.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top is also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: 2.00-3.60 g/L
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2017-01-19
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Transferrin quantitation not to be confused with transferrin saturation. To screen for chronic iron overload diseases, hemochromatosis, please order Transferrin saturation.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Turbidimetric assays not suitable for measurement of highly lipemic or hemolytic samples or samples containing high levels of circulating immune complexes.
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen is stable for 8 days at 2-8C.
System Codes: 
Cerner
TRF
 
Referred To:  

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