Serum Iron reflects the amount of Iron bound to Transferrin. Serum transferrin represents the maximal amount of Iron that can be bound, which is referred to as Total Iron Binding capacity (TIBC). This is really a measure of transferrin in the serum.
Though TIBC is a reflection of the amount of transferring available, TIBC and...
Normal range& Test Units : 228-428 mg/dl
Paediatric normal range : 281-483 mg/dl
When to get Tested
When there are s/s of Iron deficiency anaemia( Fatigue, dizziness, Head ache , pallor , weakness)
s/s of Iron overload ( Fatigue , joint pain , Weight loss, lack of energy, Abdominal pain , loss of sex drive , organ damage such as in heart and liver)
In case of suspected Iron Poisoning
Iron deficiency anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia
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