Lab Test : Iron and Iron Binding Capacity

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Alternate:Fe and TIBC; TIBC; Iron Indices
Includes:Serum Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity
Phone:(937) 641-3908
SQ Code:IRN and TIBC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 24 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Volume:1 mL
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 g/dL
TIBC 250-400 g/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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