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ID:320 Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
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DescriptionSerum iron and TIBC are only available for the diagnosis and monitoring of haemochromatosis, or by special arrangement. Ferritin usually done as a first line test
IndicationIron deficiency or overload
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationA percentage saturation of > 60% is strongly associated with iron overload.

Ref. Range (Male)54 - 80
Ref. Range (Female)54 - 80
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesUIBC 23 - 65 umol/L
Unitsumol/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT24 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : DT. Last edited on 21/10/2012 17:12:32. Published By dan carless on 21/10/2011 17:12:32.