Iron - urine
Last updated: Friday, 02, April, 2004
24 hour urine collection with HCl as preservative and in an iron-free container.
Spectrophotometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
| Reference Interval|
<0.2 µmol/24 hours.
Assessment of response to iron chelation therapy.
In patients with iron overload increased excretion will occur in response to chelating agents.
Urine iron excretion should be >14 µmol/24 hours after desferrioxamine.
Urine iron is increased by haemolysis.
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