Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (SENDOUTS)
Test Name:
IRON - (U)
Test Code: MISC
Clinical Information:
Test Approval Requirements: F260-11-02 Biochemistry Approval for Test Referral Form
Patient preparation instructions: Avoid mineral supplements for 5 days prior to test. High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most trace element tests. If gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media have been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 48 hours.
Assay measures both free and bound (chelated) Iron.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Urine: 10.0 mL

Specimen Stability:
Ambient:  14 days
Refrigerated: 11 months
Frozen: 11 months
Urine: 10.0 mL

Shipping & Storage: Collect and transfer 10 mL in a metal-free specimen vial. State ’24 h urine’, ’collection date’ and ’total volume’ or indicate ’Random’. Store and send refrigerated to In-Common Laboratories.
Referred Out Location: In-Common Laboratories
Reference Values:
Method of Analysis: ICP-MS

In-Common Laboratories Reference Values
Within 1 Week
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