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LP15678-3   Iron binding capacity
Total iron-binding capacity is a test that measures the extent to which iron-binding sites in the serum can be saturated. Because the iron-binding sites in the serum are almost entirely on circulating transferrin, this is really an indirect measurement of the amount of transferrin in the blood. Along with with serum iron and percent transferrin saturation this test is performed when anemia or iron deficiency are suspected. However, because the liver produces transferrin, liver function must also be considered when performing this test. It can also be an indirect test of liver function, but is rarely used for this purpose. The liver produces more transferrin in response to iron deficiency, so the percent transferrin saturation (i.e., the result of the formula of serum ironTIBC x 100) can also be a useful indicator. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Iron binding capacity (Wikipedia)

LP15678-3   Iron binding capacity
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) correlates with serum transferrin. TIBC is increased in iron-deficiency anemia, oral contraceptive use, and in late pregnancy. TIBC is decreased in hypoproteinemia, chronic infections, hemochromatosis, cirrhosis, neoplastic and renal disease, and thalassemia. Information from Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th edition, AHB Wu, 2006. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CNChinese (China)
Synonyms: IBC;TIBC
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Capacité de fixation du fer
Synonyms: IBC
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Capacité de fixation du fer
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Capacità ferro-legante
pl-PLPolish (Poland)
zdolność wiązania żelaza
Synonyms: Железосвязывающая емкость;Железосвязывающая способность
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Железо связывающая способность
Synonyms: Железосвязывающая емкость;Железосвязывающая способность
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Capacidad de fijación de hierro
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Demir bağlama kapasitesi