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Test Code BLOD0589 Ferritin

Useful For

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


Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

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

Specimen Rejection: Hemolyzed samples will be rejected.


Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 48 hours
  Refrigerated 7 days
  Frozen 1 year

Reference Values

Men: 30-400 ng/mL

Women: 13-150 ng/mL

Additional Information

  • Expected values for ferritin concentrations in clinically healthy subjects are strongly dependent upon age and sex.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding