Iron and TIBC (TIBC)
What is tested in the Iron & TIBC test?
This test measures the blood Iron, Iron Saturation, TIBC and UIBC levels.
Why are markers from the Iron & TIBC test important?
The Iron component measures the amount of iron circulating in the blood. The TIBC level measures how well proteins in the blood can bind iron. The Iron/TIBC ratio, or Iron Saturation, is calculated to determine how well the body binds iron and transports it. In iron deficiency anemia, the Serum Iron is typically low, the TIBC is high, and the Iron Saturation is low.
Fasting is not necessary.