Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)


Screening for chronic iron overload diseases, particularly hereditary hemochromatosis. Serum iron, TIBC, and percent saturation are widely used for the diagnosis of iron deficiency. However, serum ferritin is a much more sensitive and reliable test for demonstration of iron deficiency.Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) is most frequently used along with a serum iron test to evaluate people suspected of having either iron deficiency or iron overload. These two tests are used to calculate the transferrin saturation, a more useful indicator of iron status than just iron or TIBC alone. In healthy people, about 20-40% of available transferrin sites are used to transport iron.

Test Code MolQ1477
Turn Around Time Same day
Pre Test Information No special preparation required
Sample Serum (1ml)
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