Test Name: TRANSFERRIN
EPIC Search Term: LABTRF
Preferred Container: 1 x 0.6 mL Green Lithium Heparin with Gel Microtainer
Alternate Container: 1 x 0.6 mL Amber Microtainer with Gel
1 x 1 mL Green Lithium Heparin Tube with Gel
1 x 1 mL Red/Black Serum Separator (SST) Vacutainer
Sample Type: Blood
Testing Frequency: Daily
1200
Expected Turn Around Time: Same day
Clinical Application: Transferrin is a measure of potential iron binding capacity (2 moles of iron per mole of transferrin). Transferrin concentration can be decreased in inflammation as transferrin is a negative acute phase protein.
Methodology: Blanked endpoint
Reference Ranges: 169-300 mg/dL
Unit of Measure: MG/DL
Test Performed By: Texas Children's Hospital Pathology Services

Available at TCH Main Campus: 832-824-5152
6621 Fannin, MC 1-2261
Houston, TX 77030-2399

Available at TCH Woodlands Campus: 936-267-5200
17600 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Lab Section: Chemistry