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Preparation instructions: Have sample drawn before therapeutic iron or blood transfusion. Iron determinations in those who have had blood transfusions should be delayed for at least four days.

Description: Typically used to evaluate iron levels in reference to e.g. iron deficiency, anemia, or hemochromatosis.

Turnaround time: Expected turnaround is within one business day, although this may vary depending on other tests ordered for the same blood draw, and expected variation with LabCorp testing.

This test includes:

  • Percent of saturation
  • Serum iron
  • Total iron binding capacity
  • Unsaturated iron binding capacity

Also known as:

  • Fe and TIBC
  • TIBC and Iron
  • Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity (UIBC)