Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

IRON

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2553         Geisinger Epic ID: 6769

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Morning specimen preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 3 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Grossly hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Male: 45 - 176 mcg/dL
Female: 33 - 151 mcg/dL
CPT code(s):
83540
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.
Test includes:
Total iron.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
FE
Clinical significance:
Serum iron measurements are useful in the diagnosis of iron deficiency and hemochromatosis.
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, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Community Medical Center

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

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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