Iron Status Profile

Testing Overview

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15 Minute walk-in appointment.

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usually in 6 business days

More About Iron Status Profile

Iron levels
Low iron can cause anaemia, and is usually due to long-term or heavy bleeding, pregnancy, or rapid growth (in children); rarely is it due to poor diet. A high iron level can be due to a genetic condition, extensive blood transfusions, or rarely due to ingestion of an overdose of iron (usually in children).

Ferritin, TIBC
Usually requested in the investigation of see how much iron your body has stored for future use. The test is done, usually with an iron test and the total iron binding capacity (TIBC).
The test may also be requested when there is suspicion that you have too much iron, for example in haemochromatosis (a disease in which too much iron is absorbed from the diet) and eleveted levels are also encountered in neoplastic disease.

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Total Iron Binding Capacity TIBC

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