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Ferritin

Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
FER
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Plain Tube with gelPlain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
5 hours
Reference Interval:

 

Male

30 - 400 ug/L

Female:16 - 50 years

> 50 years

30 - 150 ug/L

30 - 400 ug/L

 

 

Age

Reference Range
< 1 month 150 - 450 ug/L
1 - 3 months 80 - 500 ug/L
3 months - 16 years 20 - 200 ug/L

 

Interpretation:

Untreated haemochromatosis > 1000 ug/L
Iron deficiency, Male < 30 ug/L
Iron deficiency, Female < 30 ug/L

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW