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.
Iron, Serum w/ TIBC: Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, % Saturation (calculated)
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. Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.