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Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation

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TIBC, Fe Sat.

Common Use:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry for TIBC and nephelometry for transferrin)

TestConventional UnitsSI Units
(Conventional Units × 0.179)
TIBC250–450 mcg/dL45–81 micromol/L
(Conventional Units × 0.01)
Transferrin215–380 mg/dL2.15–3.8 g/L
Iron saturation
TIBC = total iron-binding capacity.

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425381/all/Iron_Binding_Capacity__Total___Transferrin__and_Iron_Saturation.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425381/all/Iron_Binding_Capacity__Total___Transferrin__and_Iron_Saturation. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425381/all/Iron_Binding_Capacity__Total___Transferrin__and_Iron_Saturation
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Iron-Binding Capacity (Total), Transferrin, and Iron Saturation [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425381/all/Iron_Binding_Capacity__Total___Transferrin__and_Iron_Saturation.
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