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Transferrin

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Transferrin is used to calculate total iron binding capacity, reflecting the body’s iron stores.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Fast for 12 hours prior to sample
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 9 wks - 1.04 - 2.24 g/L
9wks to less than 1yr - 1.07 - 3.24 g/L
1yr to less than 19yrs - 2.20 - 3.37 g/L
RR Female - 19-60yrs - 1.80 - 3.82 g/L
RR Male - 19-60yrs - 1.74 - 3.64 g/L
RR Female - 61yrs and above - 1.73 - 3.60 g/L
RR Male - 61yrs and above - 1.63 - 3.44 g/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024