TIBC, UIBC and Transferrin

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Also known as: total iron-binding capacity; total iron saturation; transferrin saturation; unsaturated iron-binding capacity

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To learn about your body's iron stores

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects you may have too much or too little iron in your body because of a variety of conditions

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

You may be instructed to fast for 12 hours before the test; in this case, only water is allowed.