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Name iron
Additional testing We recommend determining ferritin, transferrin and transferring saturation.
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
1 ml of heparin plasma
Procedure remarks EDTA plasma is unsuitable;
observe fluctuations during the day, depending on food;
keep the blood sample times constant!
Clinical utility iron deficiency, iron overload
Methodology photometry
Reference ranges f: 9.0-30.4 µmol/l,
m: 11.6-31.3 µmol/l,
Newborns: 100-250 µg/dl,
Small children: 40-100 µg/dl,
Children: 50-120 µg/dl