Whole blood EDTA tube
Analysis must be performed within 24 hours of specimen collection
Haemolysed or clotted samples cannot be tested.
Results from aged samples will not be reported.
28 – 36 pg
Results <28 pg may indicate iron deficiency.
1 hr – STAT samples
24 hrs – routine samples
Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)