Item Value
Test name Iron, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times Stat 1 hour, Routine 1 day
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Normal range
Age Male Female
0 - 6 days 100 - 250 µg/dL 100 - 250 µg/dL
7 days - 11 months 40 - 100 µg/dL 40 - 100 µg/dL
1 - 5 years 22 - 136 µg/dL 22 - 136 µg/dL
6 - 9 years 39 - 136 µg/dL 39 - 136 µg/dL
10 - 13 years 28 - 134 µg/dL 45 - 145 µg/dL
14 - 17 years 34 - 162 µg/dL 28 - 184 µg/dL
≥ 18 years 42 - 175 µg/dL 29 - 189 µg/dL


Note:
1. Normal range for infants 0-1 year adapted from "Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry" Tietz, 5th edition, 2001.
2. Normal range for children 1-18 years adopted from Soldin, Steven J, "Pediatric Reference Intervals", 6th edition, AACC Press, 2007, method 1.
3. Normal range for adults was determined by testing 271 male and female healthy blood donors at UCSF.
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Collection Instructions Draw w/o hemolysis, which may artifactually increase the result. To avoid contamination, do not allow the specimen to come into contact with glass.
Sample type Plasma or serum

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