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.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Most test will normally report within 48-72 hours by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.