Item Value
Test name Iron, Transferrin and % Transferrin Saturation Panel, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Iron: Daily (all shifts)
Transferrin & % Sat: Monday-Friday (day shift)
Performed by
Iron Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Transferrin Immunology
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is preferred.
Normal range Iron:
Age Male Female
0 - 1 week 100 - 250 µg/dL 100 - 250 µg/dL
1 week - 1 year 40 - 100 µg/dL 40 - 100 µg/dL
1 - 6 years 22 - 136 µg/dL 22 - 136 µg/dL
6 - 10 years 39 - 136 µg/dL 39 - 136 µg/dL
10 - 14 years 28 - 134 µg/dL 45 - 145 µg/dL
14 - 18 years 34 - 162 µg/dL 28 - 184 µg/dL
> 18 years 42 - 175 µg/dL 29 - 189 µg/dL


Transferrin 182-360 mg/dL


Transferrin Saturation 10-47%


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 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Avoid hemolysis.
Sample type Plasma or serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667