Test Background Transferrin is the main plasma iron transport protein. It is also a negative acute phase reactant.
Clinical Indications Suspected hereditary haemochromatosis (transferrin saturation) Suspected iron-deficient anaemia (Ferritin is preferred) Suspected poisoning with iron-containing compounds Limited utility to gauge iron status in inflammation – transferrin saturation which relies on transferrin (a negative acute phase reactant) is no more reliable than ferritin (a positive acute phase reactant) when assessing suspected iron-deficient anaemia
Reference Range 1.7-3.4 g/L
Sample Required SST (gold top)
Sample Volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround Time 1 day