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Private MD Lab Services offers the following test for iron with TIBC:
|Iron w/ TIBC, Serum $50.49|
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Serum iron studies are blood tests that:
There are many different types of iron studies. The 3 most common tests are discussed here:
These are the tests usually used to look for problems with how your body uses iron.
Iron studies are usually ordered as part of a screening program to diagnose diseases before they become serious. The iron studies may help:
A small amount of blood is taken from your arm with a needle. The blood is collected in tubes and sent to a lab.
Having this test will take just a few minutes of your time. There is no risk of getting AIDS, hepatitis, or any other blood-borne disease from this test.
Ask your health care provider when and how you will get the results of your test.
The normal range for each of the three tests may vary from lab to lab. Normal ranges are usually shown next to your results in the lab report. Listed below are common normal ranges for each test.
For men and women the normal range is 20 to 150 ng/mL.
Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)
For men and women the normal range is 250 to 450 ng/mL.
Results of these iron studies tests may mean the following:
Test results are only one part of a larger picture that takes into account your medical history and current health. Sometimes a test needs to be repeated to check the first result. Talk to your health care provider about your results and ask questions.
If your test results are abnormal, ask your health care provider: