Test Details

IRON STUDIES

Test Price: ₹ 400

Serum iron, TIBC & Percent saturation are widely used for the diagnosis of Iron deficiency. This assay is useful for screening Chronic iron overload diseases particulary Hemochromatosis. Percent saturation is usually normal or increased in Iron deficiency, Pregnancy & intake of oral contraceptives. Low TIBC is seen in Chronic inflammatory conditions, Hemochromatosis & Malignancies. Serum ferritin is a more sensitive & reliable indicator of Iron deficiency.



Test Code:
DVCL0009
Report Delivery:
Daily
Parameters Included:
3
Category:
Anemia
Pre-Test Information:
Overnight fasting & sampling before 12 noon is preferred. Avoid iron supplements for minimum 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
Method:
Spectrophotometry
Specimen:
3 mL (1.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Avoid hemolysis. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting & sampling before 12 noon is preferred. Avoid iron supplements for minimum 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
Stability Room:
8 hrs
Stability Refrigerated:
3 weeks
Stability Frozen:
4 weeks

Profile/Component - 3

Serum Iron
Total Iron Binding Capacity
Transferrin Saturation