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Iron Deficiency Profile
An iron deficiency profile composed of a set of lab assay evaluates the level of iron in blood and transferrin and userful to diagnose iron deficiency anemia.
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Iron Deficiency Profile Test
An iron deficiency profile composed of a set of lab assay evaluates the level of iron in blood and transferrin.
What is the iron deficiency profile?
Iron deficiency profile – The profile also estimates the iron-binding capacity of cells. It is used to detect anemia. There are different anemia and the iron profile is the best tool to detect a deficiency of iron. Having too much iron in blood makes a condition known as iron overload, which is equally harmful. The normal hemoglobin range for men is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter, while the range for a woman is 12.0 to 15.5 g/dL. The doctor may advise an iron test if he suspects iron poisoning.
How to prepare for iron deficiency profile test?
However, iron profile screening is a serological blood test. You may be advised to be fasting for at least 10-12 hours before giving the sample. It would be advisable to save a specimen in the early morning. Wear a loose sleeve dress so it can be rolled up for ease of taking blood. If you are on any medication, inform the doctor. In fact, the doctor wants you to stop certain drugs. These medicines may influence the iron levels in the blood. Eating and drinking do not need changing. Take the food as you are having regularly.
Why is the iron deficiency profile test advised?
The total iron deficiency profile reveals both iron deficiency and iron overload in the levels. The test is used to analyze the severity of the Anemic condition. The test is used in combination with other investigations to evaluate heart disorders. The paler tone of the skin somewhat shows iron deficiency. In addition, the test affirms dark circles, fatigue, and headache as part of iron deficiency condition.
The test reflects iron overload with heart and liver damage. Low TIBC in the report may mean the protein that carries iron in your body is deficient. Iron deficiency profile showing low ferritin levels depicts the low iron levels.
Iron deficiency profile
- Total iron-binding capacity(TIBC)
- % transferrin
- Overnight fasting may be required as the doctor’s advice
- Doctor’s prescription may be needed
- The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
- Ideal and frequently advised for females
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