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with the Ironology™ Iron Panel:
Because it’s often difficult or cost-prohibitive to obtain iron tests, we have developed the Ironology Iron Panel™ with our affiliate Accesa Labs to help you save time and money. This test bundle can be ordered online and completed at your local Quest Diagnostics. Use our link or code "ironologyhs" to save $10 on your total order. Receive confidential and secure test results electronically, then share those results with your physician for proper diagnosis and recommendations.
There are 5 tests that together make up the Ironology Iron Panel. These tests measure the hemoglobin, ferritin, fasting serum iron, TIBC (total iron binding capacity) and transferrin levels. These tests need to be taken as a panel, not independently, to receive a comprehensive and accurate assessment of a potential iron disorder (Iron Deficiency, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hemochromatosis/Iron Overload) diagnosis.
A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the bloodstream to all cells of the body. Oxygen is needed for healthy organs. Hemoglobin gives the red color to blood.
Serum Ferritin (SF)
Composed of iron and protein, Ferritin is a storehouse for iron in the body. Measurement provides an accurate picture of how much iron you have available in reserve. It is used to evaluate anemia and for diagnosing iron deficiency. Low Ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Ferritin is high with inflammation, infection, liver disease, iron overload, certain anemias and certain cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).
Serum Iron (SI)
Iron is an essential nutrient. It is needed in small quantities to help form normal red blood cells (RBCs) and is a critical part of hemoglobin which is the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood travels to other parts of the body.
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
Measures all of the proteins in the blood that are available to bind with iron, including transferrin. Since transferrin is the primary iron-binding protein, the TIBC test is a good indirect measurement of transferrin
The body produces transferrin in relationship to the need for iron. When iron stores are low, transferrin levels increase and vice versa. In healthy people, about one-third of the binding sites on transferrin are used to transport iron.
Adult Target Ranges
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- Save money and time!
- Order lab tests online through our affiliate Accesa Labs
- Use our link or code "ironologyhs" to save $10 on your total order
- Visit your local Quest Diagnostics for testing
- Receive confidential and secure test results electronically
- Share results with your physician for proper diagnosis and recommendations
Due to regulations, tests are currently not available in the following states: MA, MD, NJ, NY or RI. For the most up-to-date information regarding participating states, please visit https://www.accesalabs.