1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum.
Room Temp: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days
Iron (non-heme) measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as iron deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis (a disease associated with widespread deposit in the tissues of two iron-containing pigments, hemosiderin and hemofuscin, and characterized by pigmentation of the skin), and chronic renal disease. Transferrin is the major iron carrying protein in the serum.