Transferrin saturation, or iron saturation as it is also called, stands for the ratio between P-Iron and P-TIBC. This is measured to give a good overview of the body's iron stores and thus be able to detect any deviations.
A low transferrin saturation can be seen in iron deficiency. If you have an excess of iron (as in, for example, hemochromatosis), an elevated transferrin saturation is seen.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days (Mon-Fri) after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in Swedish about your values and the doctor's comment.
To think about: The blood sample should be taken as early as possible in the day, before 10:00 at the latest. Iron medication should not be taken 24 hours before sampling.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
A low transferrin saturation can be seen in iron deficiency. If you have an excess of iron (as in, for example, hemochromatosis), an elevated transferrin saturation is seen. Transferrin saturation can be affected in various diseases and conditions.
Transferrin saturation is calculated with the formula Iron/TIBC*100. Normally, transferrin is saturated with iron to about 30%.
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The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.