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Iron Studies

Alternate names:
Fe, IS
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
IS
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

For optimal collection: Specimen should be drawn no later than 0900h; serum iron values show a marked diurnal variation

Iron studies include Serum Iron, Serum Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation (as a measure of iron binding capacity) and Ferritin.

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval: