|Alternate:||Fe and TIBC; TIBC; Iron Indices|
|Includes:||Serum Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity|
|SQ Code:||IRN and TIBC|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 24 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||4 mL red top tube|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Any other specimen type besides serum or hemolysis.|
|Normal:||Iron 42-135 µg/dL|
TIBC 250-400 µg/dL
|Uses:||Differential diagnosis of anemia, hemochromatosis, iron poisoning (toxicity), thalassemia.|
|Limitations:||Specify if patient is receiving iron therapy or recent blood transfusion. Serum iron levels are 30% higher in the morning and blood levels should be determined on am samples. TIBC is increased in iron deficiency anemia, ingestion of oral contraceptives and active hepatitis. The serum iron and TIBC gradually rise during childhood.|
|Method:||Dye binding biochromatic endpoint|
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