Iron Stain, Outreach Only

Sunquest Code:COPATHCoPath Code:HIRON
Order Instructions:Must be ordered by a pathologist.
Synonyms:Iron Storage, Bone Marrow; Siderocyte Stain
Methodology:Dacie method
Test Includes:Iron stain.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0730-1600. Results are available within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Slides will be returned to sender.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood smears, bone marrow smears or imprints
Container:Microscope slides
Collection Instructions:Provide 3-4 unstained blood smears (prepared from fresh blood or EDTA sample), bone marrow smears or imprints.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship slides in protective slide holder at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematopathology  (UMMC-East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Reference Range:Interpretive report by hematopathologist, upon request.
Use:Demonstrate the presence of iron in cells.

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