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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

FETIBC

CPT CODE

83540 ; 83550

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Iron, TIBC (FETIBC)

SYNONYMS

Fe and TIBC, FESAT, Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity, Iron Indices, Iron Profile, TIBC and Iron, Transferrin Saturation

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow gold or red top to clot for 20-30 minutes prior to centrifugation. Centrifuge. If using non-gel barrier tubes, aliquot 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) serum into a transport tube and refrigerate.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.3mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

4 hour(s)
7 day(s)
2 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated