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Test Code FERRITIN FERRITIN

Order Code

FERR

Methodology

Immunometric Immunoassay

Prefered Specimen Type

Green Top (Lithium Heparin)

Other Acceptable Specimens

Red Top or SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Plasma

Stability

Refrigerated < 5 days; Frozen ó 4 weeks

Routine Analytic Time

4 Hours

STAT Analytic Time

1 Hour

Department

Chemistry

LOINC Code

2276-4

Special Patient Preparation

Patients who have received preparations of mouse monoclonal antibodies may show either falsely elevated or depressed values and should not be tested with this assay. Also patients routinely exposed to animals or animal serum products can be prone to heterophilic antibody interference. Contact WMC Laboratory for alternative methodology.