Iron, Serum
Fasting Required: Yes, 10 - 12 hours. (Samples should be taken in the morning from patients in a fasting state, since iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day and there can be significant interference from lipemia.)

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Description: Iron is an essential nutrient. It is needed in small quantities to help form normal red blood cells (RBCs) and is a critical part of hemoglobin which is the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood travels to other parts of the body.

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.