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Old 12-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

 
Old 12-05-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

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Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)-Is Transferrin which is a protein that carries iron in the blood.

(TIBC)- Is the serum iron + the unbound iron capacity of the serum.

(UIBC)-Is the portion of transferrin that is not bound to iron.

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Re: what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

Is it necessary to have the TIBC/UIBC tested along with transferrin?

 
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Re: what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

my doc ordered both....but the lab did not know what UIBC was and said they couldn't find it in their computer. This is Quest Diagnostics!

 
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Re: what is UIBC and TIBC in an iron profile

TIBC without UIBC is ok. Just subtract your serum iron from TIBC, and you'll get your UIBC level.

I wonder if TIBC can be calculated in a similar way, if I have only the transferrin tested. Or, maybe transferrin can be calculated with some arithmetics, having only the serum iron & TIBC levels at hand?

 
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