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Total Iron Binding Capacity w/Iron

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Test Description
Total Iron Binding Capacity w/Iron
Synonym(s)
Fe and TIBC, Iron Binding Capacity, Transferrin Saturation, Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity
Test ID
TIBC
General Information
Aids in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia and iron overload.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma
Specimen Requirements
SST
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
SST - Separate serum or plasma from the clot or cells within 1 hour
Stability
4 days at 20‑25 °C, 1 week at 4‑8 °C
Methodology
Colorimetric, Photometric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
83540
83550
Minimum Sample Volume
0.5
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics