Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity % Saturation (calculated)

Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity % Saturation (calculated)

Serum iron quantification is useful in confirming the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia or hemochromatosis. The measurement of total iron binding in the same specimen may facilitate the clinician's ability to distinguish between low serum iron levels caused by iron deficiency from those related to inflammatory neoplastic disorders. The assay for iron measures the amount of iron which is bound to transferrin. The total iron binding capacity (TIBC) measures the amount of iron that would appear in blood if all the transferrin were saturated with iron. It is an indirect measurement of transferrin concentrations but expressed as an iron measurement. To obtain the percent saturation, the serum iron is divided by the TIBC which gives the actual amount of saturated transferrin. The percent saturation is low in iron deficiency and high in iron storage diseases.

Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity % Saturation (calculated)

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  • Fasting Required: NO
  • Preferred Specimen: Serum
  • Reference Range(s):
    Iron,Total Male (mcg/dL) Female (mcg/dL)
    <1 Month 32-112 29-127
    1-11 Months 27-109 25-126
    1-3 Years 29-91 25-101
    4-19 Years 27-164 27-164
    20-29 Years 50-195  
    ≥30 Years 50-180  
    20-49 Years   40-190
    ≥50 Years   45-160
    Iron Binding Capacity    
      Male (mcg/dL) (calc) Female (mcg/dL) (calc)
    <1 Month 94-232 94-236
    1-5 Months 116-322 89-311
    6-11 Months 176-384 138-365
    1-19 Years 271-448 271-448
    ≥20 Years 250-425 250-450
    % Saturation Male Female
    <1 Year Not established Not established
    1-12 Years 8-48 % 8-45 %
    13-19 Years 9-52 % 8-45 %
    ≥20 Years 15-60 % 11-50 %
  • Turnaround Time: 3 Days
  • Test Code: 7573