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Transferrin (TIBC) Blood Test


* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.


TIBC (or transferrin) is typically used along with iron and ferritin to evaluate people suspected of having too much or too little iron. Usually, about one third of the transferrin measured is being used to transport iron.

In iron deficiency, iron is low, but TIBC is increased. In iron overload, such as in haemochromatosis, iron will be high and TIBC will be low or normal. Because transferrin is made in the liver, TIBC and transferrin will also be low with liver disease.

Recommended For:

Those experiencing symptom of anemia such as chronic fatigue/tiredness, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and pale skin (pallor); Those who have a family history of hemochromatosis; Those experiencing symptoms of an iron overload such as joint pain, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, lack of energy, abdominal pain, loss of sex drive, loss of hair, and heart problems.

Special Notes:

Fasting overnight is required. Patient is allowed water only.

Tests Included:

Transferrin (891)
Transferrin (004937)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

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  • Step 2 - Generate & Print Out Lab Order

    Our physician network will approve your order within 2-4hrs. Some lab orders can take 24 hours for approval.

  • Step 3 - Visit the Lab

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  • Step 4 - Get Your Results

    Results can be provided in as little as 24-48 hrs. For more complex tests, please contact us for turn around times.

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