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)