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What is the Iron Studies (Iron) test?
The iron studies comprise three tests, which include serum transferrin, iron serum, and total iron-binding capacity. Iron is a very essential micronutrient that plays several critical roles critical in survival, including the transportation of oxygen in the red blood cells (RBCs).
When is the Iron Studies (Iron) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To check anaemia due to iron deficiency detected in routine check-ups.
To monitor the iron deficiency or overload in the body.
To analyse the capacity of the blood to transport iron.
What does it measure?
The Iron Studies (Iron) test measures:
Three components include serum transferrin, iron serum, and total iron-binding capacity.
Iron is an important essential micronutrient that is required by the body in trace amounts. It plays a major role in several body activities, the most important of which is in the formation and functioning of red blood cells (RBCs).
This iron is an integral part of a protein called haemoglobin in the RBCs, which transports oxygen from the lungs to other body tissues. Most of the iron that is obtained from food is converted to haemoglobin in the RBCs, as only a small quantity of iron is required by the body.
A serum iron test measures the levels of iron present in the blood. The serum transferrin test measures the levels of transferrin present in the blood, both bound and unbound with iron.
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 Studies (Iron) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Iron Studies (Iron) test in Bangalore is Rs. 1170.
How often should I get tested for the Iron Studies (Iron) test?
The Iron Studies (Iron) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Iron Studies (Iron) test
Iron - Male: 49–181 μg/dL
Female: 37–170 μg/dL
TIBC - Male: 261–462 μg/dL
Female: 265–497 μg/dL
Transferrin: 206–381 mg/dL
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
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 Studies (Iron) test?
Fasting is required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Iron Studies (Iron) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Iron Studies (Iron) 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 booked by you.
Why should I book an Iron Studies (Iron) 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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