Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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FERRITIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2275         Geisinger Epic ID: 6636

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Females: 13-150 ng/mL (pre-menopausal only). Postmenopausal women have higher ferritin levels than pre-menopausal women.
Males: 30-400 ng/mL.
Additional information:
HAMA (Human Anti-Mouse Antibodies) interfere with this test. Patients who have been treated with Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies should not be treated with this procedure.
CPT code(s):
82728
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
FERR
Clinical significance:
Ferritin is useful in the diagnosis of hypochromic, microcytic anemia. Decreased in iron deficiency anmeia. Increased in iron overload.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No
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