MLAB 2401: Clinical Chemistry Keri Brophy- M artinez. Chapter 5: Assessment o f Iron, Porphyrins and Others. Specimen Requirements: Iron Studies. Serum without anticoagulant Plasma with heparin ( check product insert) Oxalate, citrate or EDTA binds Fe ions, so they are unacceptable
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MLAB 2401: Clinical ChemistryKeri Brophy-Martinez
Chapter 5: Assessment of Iron, Porphyrins and Others
Total Iron ( serum )
% Iron Saturation ( Fe Sat )
The Iron Saturation is a measurement of how “full” transferrin is
Pre-treatment and Colorimetric Method