The Serum Iron test can detect how much iron is in the blood. Serum measurements are useful in the diagnosis of iron deficiency and hemochromatosis.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Specimens should be collected 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. Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.