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Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad

Also known as Iron serum, Iron indices, Iron profile
Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad Test Includes 4 testsView All
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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Overnight fasting is preferred.
  2. Avoid iron supplements for at least 24 hours prior to sample collection.

Understanding Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad


What is Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad?

A Serum Iron Studies Basic package checks the body's iron level and is available at an affordable price in Hyderabad with Tata 1mg labs. Iron is an essential mineral required for producing red blood cells, developing healthy muscles, and maintaining body growth.  

A Serum Iron Studies Basic package is usually done as a follow-up to an abnormal CBC test result. A low level or deficiency of iron indicates anemia, the symptoms of which include pale skin, fatigue, headaches, and weakness. On the other hand, a high level of iron may lead to hemochromatosis, which can cause organ damage, such as the liver or heart.

What does Serum Iron Studies Basic measure?

Contains 4 tests

What does it measure?[Free Text]

A Serum Iron Studies Basic test measures the level of iron in the body. It comprises a series of blood tests, including a serum iron test that measures the level of iron in the blood, a Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) test that reflects the body's iron stores, an unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC) test that reflects binding of iron with transferrin which is the main protein that binds with iron, and transferrin saturation test that checks how much transferrin is saturated with iron.

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Iron Serum

An Iron Serum test determines iron levels in the blood and can help diagnose conditions like anemia, or iron overload in the body. People usually suffer from low iron levels in the blood if they prefer a diet that has low iron content, or if their body has trouble absorbing the iron from the foods or supplements they intake. Low iron levels can also occur due to intense blood loss or even during pregnancy. Similarly, an excess amount of iron in the blood can occur due to over-intake of iron supplements, blood transfusions, or if you are suffering from a condition called hemochromatosis (a rare genetic disorder that causes too much iron to build up in the body or cause problems in the body to remove excess iron). 

Therefore, doctors often suggest an Iron Serum to help check the status of your iron level, get valuable information about your nutritional well-being, detect potential health issues (if any), and take timely preventive measures.

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Total Iron Binding Capacity

A Total Iron Binding Capacity test measures the ability of your blood to bind and transport iron, and therefore reflects your body's iron stores. TIBC correlates with the amount of transferrin, a protein, in your blood, that helps bind iron and facilitates its transportation in the blood. Usually, about one-third of the transferrin measured is being used to transport iron, and this is called transferrin saturation.

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Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity

An Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity test determines the reserve capacity of transferrin, i.e., the portion not yet saturated with iron. The iron-binding capacity of our body can be segregated into two parts – Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) and Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC). UIBC refers to the capacity of transferrin, a protein that transports iron, to bind with additional iron. In easy terms, it represents the available "slots" on transferrin to carry iron molecules. Unlike iron saturation, which assesses the occupied slots, UIBC measures the unoccupied ones.

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Transferrin Saturation

A Transferrin Saturation test determines an individual’s iron status by using the ratio of serum iron concentration and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) as a percentage. The test tells us how much iron in the blood is bound to transferrin, the main protein in the blood that binds to iron and transports it throughout the body. Under normal conditions, transferrin is one-third saturated with iron, so about two-thirds of its capacity is held in reserve. This test is often employed alongside others to evaluate iron levels and diagnose conditions like iron deficiency anemia, if transferrin saturation is low, or hemochromatosis (an iron overload disorder), if transferrin saturation is on the higher side than normal.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad


Frequently Asked Questions about Serum Iron Studies Basic in Hyderabad

Q. Why is an Iron Serum test performed?

An Iron Serum test helps to measure iron levels in the blood. This test is essential for diagnosing and monitoring various types of anemias or iron overload (excess).

Q. Are there any risks associated with a Serum Iron Studies Basic package?

No, usually, there are no risks associated with this test. A blood sample is withdrawn with the help of a needle, and the process is fairly fast and relatively painless. Very rarely, you may experience excessive pain, bleeding, hematoma (blood collection under the skin), bruising, or infection at the site of the needle prick. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. Which disease is diagnosed with a Serum Iron Studies Basic package?

Diseases like iron-deficiency anemia and hemochromatosis are identified using a Serum Iron Studies Basic package.

Q. Is fasting required for a Serum Iron Studies Basic package?

Yes, overnight fasting of 8-12 hours is preferred before undergoing a Serum Iron Studies Basic package.

Q. What factors can affect the results of a Serum Iron Studies Basic package?

Factors like blood loss, menstrual periods, and medicines like antibiotics, birth control pills, or blood pressure drugs can affect the test results of a Serum Iron Studies Basic package.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of anemia?

The signs and symptoms of anemia include chronic fatigue, tiredness, dizziness, weakness, headache, and pale skin.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of iron overload?

The signs and symptoms of iron overload include joint pain, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, lack of energy, abdominal pain, loss of sex drive, and damage to organs such as the heart or liver.

Q. What are the possible causes of iron deficiency?

Common causes of iron deficiency include not getting enough iron in your diet, chronic blood loss, pregnancy, and vigorous exercise.

Q. What are the natural food sources of iron?

Spinach, broccoli, lentils, peas, figs, dates, dark chocolate, tofu, and eggs are some of the natural food sources of iron.

Q. What causes iron deficiency in children?

Premature birth and low birth weight, feeding children less than 2 years of age a high quantity of cow’s milk, providing a poor diet to children in the second year of their life, and possible gastrointestinal diseases, etc., may lead to iron deficiency in children.

Q. What is iron deficiency anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough iron to make hemoglobin. Iron deficiency symptoms, such as fatigue, extreme weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, etc., may develop over time. Your doctor may prescribe iron supplements to treat iron-deficiency anemia.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Serum Iron Studies Basic package in Hyderabad?

Yes. In Hyderabad, you can schedule a Serum Iron Studies Basic package with Tata 1mg Labs. The package is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a Serum Iron Studies Basic package eligible for home sample collection in Hyderabad?

Yes, a Serum Iron Studies Basic package is eligible for home sample collection in Hyderabad. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book an Iron Serum package with Tata 1mg Labs in Hyderabad?

The process to book an Iron Serum package with Tata 1mg Labs in Hyderabad is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a Serum Iron Studies Basic package cost in Hyderabad?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. A Serum Iron Studies Basic package in Hyderabad is available at Rs. 459.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a Serum Iron Studies Basic package in Hyderabad?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of a Serum Iron Studies Basic package in Hyderabad in 15 hours.
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