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Iron

Loinc

-

Expected Turnaround

24 hours

Iron (non‑heme) measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as iron deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis (a disease associated with widespread deposit in the tissue of the two iron‑containing pigments, hemosiderin and hemofuscin, and characterized by pigmentation of the skin), and chronic renal disease. Iron determinations are performed for the diagnosis and monitoring of microcytic anemia (e.g. due to iron metabolism disorders and hemoglobinopathy), macrocytic anemia (e.g. due to vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency and drug‑induced metabolic disorders of unknown origin) as well as normocytic anemias such as renal anemia (erythropoietin deficiency), hemolytic anemia, hemoglobinopathy, bone marrow disease and toxic bone marrow damage.

 

Colorimetric-FerroZine

In patients treated with iron supplements or metal‑binding drugs, the drug‑bound iron may not properly react in the test, resulting in artificially low values.

 

Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 3 weeks Frozen: 12 months

Iron

Serum, gel separator, SST

1 ML

0 - 999

F

µg/dL

37 µg/dL - 145 µg/dL


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