Iron, Liver Tissue LIVFE
|Method(s)||Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
At least a 1 cm long specimen (obtained with an 18 gauge needle) at 2-8ºC. Tissue can be fresh, paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed, or dried. Specimens should be stored and transported in a metal-free container such as a royal blue cap tube (no additive).
|Remarks||Paraffin blocks are acceptable. Age is required on test request form in order to calculate iron index. Formalin is acceptable, but not preferred.|
In paraffin block, preserved (formalin), or dried: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable: Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely
|Unacceptable Conditions||Specimens less than 0.25 mg (dry weight). Samples stored or shipped in saline.|
|Schedule||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report.