Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2275             Geisinger Epic ID: 6636

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

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

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):
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.
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
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, FADLM
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Megan Woodruff
Frequency: Daily
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Danielle Mostowski    
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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