TRA

Iron deficiency marker

Transferrin

Transferrin, a liver-made protein, transports iron to body tissues, including red blood cells, for hemoglobin production. It regulates iron levels and ensures adequate iron for hemoglobin and oxygen transport in the blood.

What is transferrin?

Transferrin is a protein component formed in the liver and secreted into the blood, where it is responsible for transporting iron to the various tissues in the body, including red blood cells, which need iron to produce hemoglobin. It helps regulate iron levels in the body and is an important factor in ensuring the body has enough iron to produce hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood.

Why is transferrin analyzed?

Transferrin is a protein-binding molecule used to transport iron in the blood. Analyzing transferrin is used to determine iron levels in the blood and to diagnose iron deficiency anemia and other iron-related conditions. By measuring transferrin, one can also assess liver function and the amount of infectious or inflammatory conditions in the body.

What can a low value of transferrin mean?

A low value of transferrin in the blood can indicate a low iron status, which can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a relatively common form of anemia caused by a lack of iron in the body, which leads to reduced production of hemoglobin and red blood cells.

There are several causes of iron deficiency, including insufficient intake of iron, blood loss, increased need for iron (eg during pregnancy or a growing child) and increased loss of iron (eg during menstruation). An infection or an autoimmune disease can also lead to iron deficiency.

What can a high value of transferrin mean?

An increased production of transferrin can occur in conditions such as increased body demand for iron, e.g. during pregnancy or growth, or in case of iron deficiency anemia where the body tries to compensate for the low iron status.

Tests containing the marker Transferrin

Health checks

Health checks


-10%
Health check Large
  • Health check - Large.
  • Analysis of 52 health markers.
  • Helps you identify outliers.

1 995 kr1 795 kr

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Health check man plus
Comprehensive health check

Health check man plus

  • Comprehensive health check for men.
  • Includes 65 different health tests.
  • Provides insight into your health data.
  • 10 different health areas.

4 595 kr3 895 kr

Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency test

Iron deficiency

  • Measures your iron value and your iron depot.
  • Analysis of iron and ferritin.
  • Analysis of your blood status is included.
  • The test identifies any iron deficiency.

349 kr

-15%
Woman Plus
Max health check

Woman Plus

  • Extended health screening for women.
  • 65 different health tests are included.
  • Several markers of hormonal balance.

4 595 kr3 895 kr

Vitamin and Mineral
vitamins and minerals health check

Vitamin and Mineral

  • Health check that measures your vitamin and mineral levels.
  • Analysis of markers affecting depression and fatigue.
  • Gives you the conditions to optimize your health.

1 295 kr

Mineral tests

Mineral tests


TRA
Transferrin test

Transferrin

  • Measuring your transferrin value.
  • To be completed with an iron test.
  • Indication of iron deficiency or excess.

129 kr