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:
0 <1 month: 150.0 973.0 g/L1
1 <6 months: 8.5 580.0 0 g/L1
6 months <1 year: 14.0 101.1 g/L1
1 <3 years: 6.0 70.0 g/L2
3 <6 years: 12.0 71.0 g/L2
6 <10 years: 15.0 81.0 g/L2
10 <15 years: 14.0 101.0 g/L1
15 <20 years: 20.9 173.0 g/L1
20 <60 years: 30.0 400.0 g/L3

Female:
0 <1 month: 150.0 973.0 g/L1
1 <6 months: 8.5 580.0 0 g/L1
6 months <1 year: 14.0 101.1 g/L1
1 <3 years: 7.0 81.0 g/L2
3 <6 years: 12.0 74.0 g/L2
6 <10 years: 13.0 92.0 g/L2
10 <15 years: 14.0 101.0 g/L1
15 <19 years: 3.9 114.0 g/L1
19 60 years: 13.0 150.0 g/L3

1) Bohn MK, Higgins V, Asgari S, Leung F, Hoffman B, Macri J, Adeli, K. (2019). Paediatric reference intervals for 17 Roche cobas 8000 e602 immunoassays in the CALIPER cohort of healthy children and adolescents. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2019 Aug 5. pii: /j/cclm.ahead-of-print/cclm-2019-0707/cclm-2019-0707.xml. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2019-0707. [Epub ahead of print].
2) Parkin PC, Hamid J, Borkhoff CM, Abdullah K, Atenafu EG, Birken CS, Maguire JL, Azad A, Higgins V, Adeli, K. (2017). Laboratory reference intervals in the assessment of iron status in young children. BMJ Paediatr Open. 1(1): e000074.
3) Roche Elecsys Ferritin kit insert. 2017-04, V 2.0.
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2019-10-02
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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