Transferrin


Sunquest Code:TFER  
Epic Code:LAB133Epic Name:Transferrin
Synonyms:Siderophilin; TFER; See Iron; See FE
Methodology:Nephelometric
CPT Code:84466
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 7 days; frozen at -20 degrees C - up to 3 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:210-360 mg/dL
GICH: 203-362 mg/dL
Use:Index of nutritional status; increased in iron deficiency anemia.


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