FEC - Overview: Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity, Serum

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Test ID: FEC    
Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for chronic iron overload diseases, particularly hereditary hemochromatosis  


Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity, and percent saturation are widely used for the diagnosis of iron deficiency. However, serum ferritin is a much more sensitive and reliable test for demonstration of iron deficiency.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Hereditary Hemochromatosis Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoturbidimetric Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Iron and Total Fe Binding Cap, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Iron (Fe)
Iron (Serum Iron and TIBC) Routine
Iron Binding Capacity (Routine)
Latent Iron Binding Capacity
Transferrin Saturation, Serum
Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)
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