Feb 5, 2018




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Ferritin (FER) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Ferritin

Test Name: Ferritin

Health Link Test Code: FER

LIS Test Code: FERT

CPT Code(s): 82728

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days removed form cells, clot, or gel

24 hours on gel

Stability Frozen:

1 year

Sample Analyzed: Serum or plasma

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum/plasma to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


 Age  ng/mL
 0-29 days  25-200
 30-59 days  200-600
 60 days-5 months  50-200
 6 months-17 years  7-142
 18 years and up

 Male: 22-275

Female: 5-204

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 CDT