|Description||Useful for differential diagnosis of anemia.
NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) policy "Serum Iron Studies". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||195 - 365 mg/dL|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|