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ID:1011 Iron (Tissue)
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Description Used in the diagnosis of Haemochromatosis. Needle biopsy or unfixed tissue
Indication Raised iron binding capacity/Ferritin/ Transferritn saturation >55%
Additional Info Fixed tissue samples cannot be used
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


Ref. Range (Male) <27
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes Better interpretation of the result can be achieved by using the Hepatic Iron Index (HII= Iron content /Age in years) Homozygote for Genetic Haemochrmatosis >1.6
Unitsumol/g (dry weight)

Other Help:National Laboratory Medicine Handbook

IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : KEN. Last edited on 31/05/2018 09:34:10. Published By RB on 31/05/2017 09:34:10.