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Test Code BLOD0589 Ferritin, Plasma or Serum

Useful For

  • Early detection of iron-deficient anemias
  • Iron overload screening
  • Monitoring pregnant females, renal dialysis patients, and certain malignancies


LOCI/Chemiluminescence (Flash)

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), dark-green top (sodium heparin), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions:

1. Label specimen as plasma or serum.

2. Avoid grossly hemolyzed specimen.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Refrigerated 7 days
  Frozen 6 months


Reference Values

8-388 ng/mL


Note: Ferritin values are age dependent and can vary depending on menopausal status.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding