Iron Panel
Fasting Required: Yes, 10 - 12 hours. (Samples should be taken in the morning from patients in a fasting state, since iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day and there can be significant interference from lipemia.)

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Tests Included:

Serum Iron Level: - 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.

Ferritin: 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).

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.