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Transferrin Test

Transferrin Test Overview

Iron is transported throughout the body by a protein called transferrin. The liver synthesizes this protein, and it plays an important role in the homeostatic system of iron. When iron is low in your blood, your body will make more of it to help transport it. If your blood contains too much iron, it means you have a deficiency. On the other hand, if your blood contains too little iron, it means that you have a high iron deficiency. If your blood has too little transferrin, it means that your iron levels are too low. In contrast, if your blood has too much transferrin, your iron levels will be too high, which can lead to a condition called hemo-chromatosis, where too much iron is absorbed from food.

Frequently Asked Questions

The transferrin serum test measures the level of transferrin, a protein that transports iron in the blood. It helps assess iron metabolism and is used to diagnose and monitor conditions such as iron deficiency anemia and iron overload disorders.

The Transferrin Serum Test is done to assess iron metabolism and diagnose conditions related to iron levels in the body. It helps identify and monitor conditions such as iron deficiency anemia, iron overload disorders, liver disease, and malnutrition.

The Transferrin Serum test is recommended for individuals with symptoms of iron deficiency or overload, those at risk for iron-related conditions, and those with underlying medical conditions affecting iron metabolism, or prescribed iron supplements.

Abnormal Transferrin Serum test results may indicate conditions such as iron deficiency anemia, iron overload disorders, liver disease, or inflammation. Further evaluation is needed to determine the underlying cause and guide appropriate treatment.

During the Transferrin Serum test, a healthcare provider will draw blood from a vein in your arm using a needle. You may feel a slight pinch or sting during the blood draw. The blood sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Typically, no special preparation is required beforehand.

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