Iron Panel Blood Test

  • Item # LC100051

Blood test that provides 5 measures of iron status

Iron Panel Blood Test

  • Item # LC100051

Blood test that provides 5 measures of iron status

Our Iron Panel provides a comprehensive evaluation of your iron status, including blood tests for serum iron, iron saturation, total iron binding capacity, unsaturated iron binding capacity and ferritin.

This panel contains the following tests:

  • Iron, Serum
  • Iron Saturation
  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC)
  • Ferritin

Iron plays a principle role in the formation and maturation of red blood cells. Of the body’s normal 4-5 grams of iron, approximately 65% resides in hemoglobin with a small amount also being found in muscle and in cellular enzymes throughout the body’s tissues. Any remaining iron is stored mostly in the liver bound to a protein called ferritin. The amount of ferritin found in your blood shows how much iron is stored in your body.

Transferrin is a protein that transports iron from your intestines to cells throughout your body. Normally, about 1/3 of the transferrin in your body is being used to transport iron. The percent of transferrin that has iron bound to it is called your iron saturation.

Serum iron is a measure of the total circulating iron in your blood and TIBC is an indirect measure of the amount of transferrin you have. On average about one third of the transferrin in your body is being used to transport iron. The remaining transferrin, not being used to transport iron is called the UIBC.

When analyzed together, these tests are helpful in defining a variety of iron problems and will help your doctor differentiate between different types of anemia. TIBC is high in iron deficiency anemia and low/normal with anemia of chronic disease. TIBC is also used to help doctors diagnose iron overload, which is called hemochromatosis.

Low levels of iron are associated with iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is associated with fatigue, low energy, and in some cases, can manifest as muscle aches and headaches. High levels of iron are associated with liver disease, kidney disease and vitamin B6 deficiency.

Instructions

Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. Iron measurements following blood donations or transfusions should be delayed for one week.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

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Iron Panel Blood Test

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