What is a transferrin saturation test?
Transferrin saturation determines an individual’s iron status by using the ratio of serum iron concentration and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) as a percentage. The transferrin saturation test tells us how much iron in the blood is bound to transferrin. A low transferrin saturation usually indicates an iron deficiency, while a high saturation often confirms hemochromatosis.
When is transferrin saturation recommended?
It is recommended:In case of confirmed anaemia due to iron deficiency, which was detected in routine check-ups.It is determined by iron deficiency or overload in the body.To determine the capacity of the blood to transport iron.If you have any signs or symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia, like pallor, fatigue, weakness, and headaches.
What does it measure?
The transferrin saturation test: Is ordered along with other iron tests when results from a routine complete blood count (CBC) show that a person's haemoglobin and hematocrit are low and the red blood cells (RBCs) are smaller and paler than normal.The iron studies test analyses three components, which include serum transferrin, iron serum, and total iron-binding capacity.Most of the iron is obtained from food and converted into haemoglobin in the RBCs, as only a small quantity of iron is required by the body.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 48 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the transferrin saturation test in Bangalore?
The cost of the transferrin saturation test in Bangalore is Rs.1170.
How often should I get tested for the transferrin saturation test?
The transferrin saturation test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the transferrin saturation test?
250 to 450 mcg/dL
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 a transferrin saturation test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a transferrin saturation test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a transferrin saturation test in Bangalore?
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Why should I book a transferrin saturation test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
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