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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Iron Panel

  • LIS Mnemonic: IRON

    Collect

    Light Green Top (PST - Plasma seperatorr tube) Satellite locations must send Gold top tube

    Volume Required

    2 mL

    Minimum Required

    1 mL

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    4hrs room temp, 3 days refrigerated

    Processing

    Place specimens in rack for 30 minutes (if SST tube) prior to centrifugation to allow for complete clotting of sample. All chemistry specimens collected in a SST or PST should be centrifuged at 3,400 RPM's for 10 minutes. If there is gel separating the serum or plasma from the red cells, it is not necessary to transfer the serum or plasma to another tube. Follow directions in the centrifuge manual to set the centrifuge appropriately.If there is not gel separating the serum or plasma from the red cells, transfer the serum or plasma using a disposable pipette to another tube (pour off tube) being careful not to disturb the buffy coat. Rubber band the original tube (parent tube) with the labeled pour off tube prior to sending the specimen to CLS.

Days Performed

Tuesday and Thursday

Reported

3-5 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

83550

Methodology

Fusion

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