Test Name: Transferrin
Health Link Test Code: XTRANS
LIS Test Code: TRNSF
CPT Code(s): 84466
Measurement of transferrin levels in serum aids in the diagnosis of malnutrition, acute inflammation, infection and red blood cell disorders, such as iron deficiency anemia.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
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: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Serum or plasma
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge within 2 hours of draw. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum/plasma to clear plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
|0 days-8 weeks||104-224|
|9 weeks-11 months||107-324|
|18 years and up||
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval