Clin Biochem 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada; Calgary Laboratory Services, 3535 Research Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K8, Canada; Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Services, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1. Electronic address:
: Serum iron is an important clinical test to help identify cases of iron deficiency or overload. Fluctuations caused by diurnal variation and diet are thought to influence test results, which may affect clinical patient management. We examined the impact of these preanalytical factors on iron concentrations in a large community-based cohort. Read More