IronTotal and Total Iron Binding Capacity

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IronTotal and Total Iron Binding Capacity


Test Description

Iron Total and Total Iron Binding Capacity
This Iron and TIBC test is performed to check the level of iron and the Transferrin saturation. Transferrin is a protein that promotes the binding of iron. Both the level of iron and transferrin are necessary to enjoy optimum health because iron is an important constituent of hemoglobin that constitutes our red blood cells. Low level of iron can lead to anemias and compromised health in individuals and can cost us the loss of life if remained unchecked for a prolonged period of time. That is why an individual must keep a check on the level of Iron and Iron binding capacity.

Why is The Iron Total Test Carried Out
According to a survey by the Women Health Organization, every second woman in the United States of America is low on iron until proven otherwise. It all leads to various symptoms that can compromise the productivity of work in an individual. This test is a part of our regular baselines that can check the general wellness in an individual as one cannot enjoy the normal perks of life while having deranged iron levels.

Get yourself tested if one of the following symptoms or condition applies to you

  1. Pallor
  2. Myalgias
  3. Headache
  4. Discomfort
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Pregnant
  7. Female
  8. Breathing Issue
  9. Syncope attacks
  10. Pain in a specific region of your body
  11. Fatigue

How to Interpret the Results
The normal range for transferrin is 170 to 370 mg/dl. If you have a higher amount, you may have iron-deficiency anemia. If you have a lower level, you may have another problem, such as liver disease and hemolytic anemia.

For Iron, the normal levels are generally between 35.5 and 44.9 percent for adult women and 38.3 to 48.6 percent for adult men. Deranged levels should be consulted immediately with a health care practitioner.

Special Instructions
There are no such special instructions. You can get yourself tested at any hour of the day without any fast. Moreover, we can take your blood from the vein to perform this test.