STFR - Overview: Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: STFR    
Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR), Serum

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

Evaluation of suspected iron deficiency in patients who may have inflammation, infection, or chronic disease and other conditions in which ferritin concentration does not correlate with iron status, including:

-Cystic fibrosis patients who frequently have inflammation or infections(1-2)

-Evaluating insulin-dependent diabetics who may have iron-deficiency resulting from gastric autoimmunity and  atrophic gastritis(3)

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

Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR)

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

sTfR (soluble transferrin receptor)