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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code TRFN
Test group Transferrin
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Method Rate nephelometry
Container type Gold top or Light green top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood or plasma
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum or plasma
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Units mg/dL
Normal range 182-360 mg/dL
Synonyms Transferrin beta-1-; beta-1-Transferrin; Iron
Stability Refrigerated 4 days
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information May be used to follow nutritional status, however, interpret results with caution, as transferrin is also an acute-phase reactant.

See also entry for Iron, Transferrin and Transferrin Saturation.
Last Updated 7/20/2015 1:59:36 PM
Entry Number 939
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