Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Ferritin levels reflect iron stoes in normal individuals. A low serum ferritin level is an indicator of iron depletion. This assay is clinically useful in distinguishing between Iron deficiency anemia (low level) and anemia of chronic disease (normal or high level). It is also useful to assess iron overload conditions like Hemochromatosis. Ferritin is also an acute phase reactant.
Specialty: Hematologist, Physician
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required