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Test Code 2938 Ferritin

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Cobas ECLIA electrochemiluminescence

Literature References:

Package Insert: Ferritin. Roche Corporation 11/2013.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Mint green top
Specimen Volume: Full tube


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available

Routine: results available 2-4 hours of receipt.

Reference Values

Adult males: 30-400 ng/mL

Adult females: 15-150 ng/mL

Literature Reference:

Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th Edition, Editors: Burtis CA and Ashwood ER, Chapter 32, p. 1015. W.B. Saunders Company, 2014

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

Plain red top, full

Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Ferritin, Serum 2276-4