Feb 5, 2018




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Iron and Transferrin/ TIBC with Saturation

Iron and Transferrin/ TIBC with Saturation (FETRANS) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Iron and Transferrin w/TIBC and Saturation

Test Name: Iron and Transferrin/ TIBC with Saturation

Health Link Test Code: FETRANS


CPT Code(s): 83540, 83550, 84466

Test Component:

Iron, transferrin, total iron binding capacity and saturation.

Methodology: See individual tests.

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:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

6 months

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.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Grossly hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.


Age  ug/dL
    0-30 days  100-250
    31 days - 2 years  40-100
    3-17 years  50-120
    18 years and up  50-175
Age mg/dL
     0 days-8 weeks 104-224 
     9 weeks-11 months 107-324
     1-18 years 220-337
     18 years and up

Male: 174-264

Female: 180-382

Age  mcg/dL
    0 days - 2 years 100-400
    3 years and up  250-450
    3 years and up:  16-50%

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

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

Additional Information:

Measurements of Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity may be inaccurate if performed within 14 days of IV iron dextran administration.