Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation
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TIBC, Fe Sat.
To monitor iron replacement therapy and assess blood iron levels to assist in diagnosing types of anemia such as iron deficiency.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
(Method: Spectrophotometry for TIBC and nephelometry for transferrin)
|Test||Conventional Units||SI Units|
|(Conventional Units × 0.179)|
|TIBC||250–450 mcg/dL||45–81 micromol/L|
|(Conventional Units × 0.01)|
|Transferrin||215–380 mg/dL||2.15–3.8 g/L|
|TIBC = total iron-binding capacity.|