What exactly are iron tests? | Dr. Panchal Lab and Diagnostics | Diagnostic Centre in Borivali

To monitor your iron levels, iron tests detect several elements in your blood. Iron is a mineral that is required for the formation of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Iron is also necessary for normal muscle, bone marrow, and organ function. Iron levels that are too low or too high can cause serious health problems.
Different types of iron tests include:
The serum iron test determines the quantity of iron in the blood.
The transferrin test analyses transferrin, a protein that transports iron throughout the body.
Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) is a measurement of how efficiently iron binds to transferrin and other proteins in the blood.
The ferritin blood test determines how much iron is stored in the body.
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