Iron and TIBC

CPT Code

83540; 83550

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 7 days; 2-8°C, 3 weeks; -20°C, 1 year

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Iron is an essential nutrient that, among other functions, is required for the production of healthy reb blood cells (RBCs). is a critical part of hemoglobin, the protein in RBCs that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood circulates to other parts of the body.