Iron, liver tissue

Alphabetical Test listing

Iron, liver tissue-994

  
Iron, liver tissue
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Hemochromatosis
Hepatic iron index
Iron, liver T
  
Liver tissue biopsy
  
2 mg
  

Two mg of liver tissue is required. This is typically a piece of tissue from a 22-gauge needle biopsy at least 2 cm long. If an 18-gauge needle is used, the tissue must be at least 1 cm in length.

  

Submit entire specimen.

  

Mayo Metal Free Plastic Vial

Any specimen container other than a Mayo metal-free vial used should be plastic, leached with 10% nitric acid for 2 days, rinsed with redistilled water, and dried in clean air.

  

Refrigerated (preferred)

Frozen (OK)

Ambient (OK)

  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (FET/8350): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
2 - 5 days
  

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  

Male: 200 - 2,400 µg/g dry weight
Female: 400 - 1,600 µg/g dry weight
Iron Index (≥ 13y): < 1.0 µmol/g/year

  
83540
  
12/06/2004
  
09/16/2019