SOLUBLE TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: TFR
UPHSM LIS Test #: 9070
Schedule: Mon & Thurs
Testing Time: 1 day
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 (0.2) mL
Temperature: Refrigerate
Tube Type: Serum or Plasma
Collection Info:
Container:
Red-top tube, green-top (heparin) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Collection:
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer to a plastic transport tube.
Storage Instructions:   Refrigerate
Causes for Rejection:   Gross hemolysis; use of yellow-top tube

Methods

Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)

Clinical Utilities

Measurement of sTfR is used to diagnose iron deficiency in individuals with chronic disease (inflammatory diseases, infections, malignancies), many of whom are anemic.

CPT Codes

84238

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

12.2-27.3 nmol/L