Total Iron Binding Capacity (Tibc)


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Transferrin is the main protein in the blood that binds to iron and transports it throughout the body. The amount of transferrin that is available to bind to and transport iron is reflected in measurements of the total iron binding capacity (TIBC).

This test can detect if there is too much or too little iron in your body. It also can help monitor liver function and nutrition.

Requirements: Fasting required (Please consult your physician). To fast for blood work, do not eat anything for 8 to 12 hours before the test. It’s best to schedule fasting blood work for the morning, so that you don’t have to spend the whole day hungry. If fasting is not done before blood work, the results of the blood tests may be inaccurate.

CPT Code:  83550

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