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Iron, Serum

Mnemonic:    [IRON]
Name:    Iron, Serum
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Males: 50 - 170 ug/dL
 Females: 45 - 160 ug/dL
  Method:    Colorimetric; Two-point Rate @ 600
Note:    A Total Iron Level can be performed with a heparinized plasma sample but this sample cannot be used for a TIBC.