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What is the Iron Profile test?
An iron profile is made up of several blood tests that give information about the iron in your blood. The iron profile analyzes the total amount of iron in your blood. It also checks to see if the iron is attaching to the protein as it should. The iron profile may also tell how much iron is present in the body besides what is in red blood cells. An Iron Profile shows how much iron is stored in the tissues. Serum Iron Profile includes Serum Iron (Fe), Total Iron Binding Capacity, and % Transferrin Saturation.
When is the Iron Profile test recommended?
It is recommended:
If you have any symptoms of increased accumulation of iron in the body, like joint pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of body hair
If you have any signs or symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, like pallor, fatigue, weakness, headaches,
If your CBC shows that your hemoglobin and hematocrit are low and your RBCs are smaller and paler than normal, which usually suggests iron deficiency anemia
What does it measure?
The Iron Profile test:
Measures the total amount of iron in the liquid portion of the blood, nearly all of which is bound to transferrin.
TIBC (total iron-binding capacity) measures the total amount of iron that can be bound by proteins in the blood. The TIBC test is a good indirect measurement of transferrin availability since it measures the amount of transferrin that is available to bind to iron.
UIBC (unsaturated iron-binding capacity). This test determines the reserve capacity of transferrin, i.e., the portion of transferrin that has not yet been saturated with iron.
Transferrin saturation divides the iron concentration by the TIBC and produces an estimate of how many transferrin iron-binding sites are occupied; this is called transferrin saturation. Under normal conditions, transferrin is typically one-third saturated with iron. This means that two-thirds of its capacity is held in reserve.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Iron Profile test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Iron Profile test in Bangalore is Rs.1170.
How often should I get tested for the Iron Profile test?
The Iron Profile test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Iron Profile test?
Iron - Male: 49 - 181μg/dL
Female: 37 - 170 μg/dL
TIBC - Male: 261 - 462 μg/dL
Female: 265 - 497 μg/dL
Transferrin: 206 – 381
Transferrin saturation: 16 - 50 %
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Iron Profile test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Iron Profile test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Iron Profile test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Iron Profile test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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