Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP).

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing anemias related to chronic disease, hemolysis, iron deficiency, and lead toxicity.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA), royal blue-top (EDTA), or a pink-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Fluorometry)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0178)
Adult
Male
Less than 30 mcg/dLLess than 0.534 micromol/L
Female
Less than 40 mcg/dLLess than 0.712 micromol/L

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