Description: This panel contains blood tests that will measure the amount of iron in your blood and measure your body#s ability to use iron.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Ferritin, Serum
Iron, Serum w/ TIBC: Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, % Saturation (calculated)
Patient Instructions: Specimens should be collected in the morning from patients in a fasting state, since iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day and there can be significant interference from lipemia. In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (ie, > 5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least eight hours after the last biotin administration.