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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • IRON

Test Code

  • 2042

Test Synonym

  • FE

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum

Primary Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated


  • 1 day

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum from a SST or Red Top Tube, separate from clot within 1 hour of collection

Specimen Retention

  • The concentration of iron in serum/plasma is dependent on ingestion of iron and is subject to circadian variations.