Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Overnight fasting is preferred. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Transferrin is an iron binding serum protein which increases in response to iron deficiency in chronic diseases and due to other causes. This assay is useful for workup of patients suspected of having congenital transferrin abnormalities. It is an alternate test to TIBC.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.