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Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)

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Your doctor may order this test if you have symptoms of anemia (such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin) or iron overload (such as joint pain, fatigue, abdominal pain) to help determine the cause.

  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Results: 1-4 days
  • Age: 18+

Iron is an essential nutrient that is crucial for producing healthy red blood cells (RBCs), as well as other processes. It is a critical component of hemoglobin, a protein in RBCs that binds oxygen in the lungs and then releases it as blood circulates to other body parts. Unfortunately, the body cannot produce iron and must absorb it from food or supplements.

Typically, iron is transported throughout the body by transferrin, produced by the liver. If an individual is healthy, most iron is incorporated into the hemoglobin in developing RBCs in the bone marrow. The rest is stored in the tissues as ferritin, with other small amounts used for different purposes (producing other iron-containing proteins such as myoglobin and some enzymes).

Standard iron blood tests measure the total amount of iron in the blood to determine if iron levels or too low or too high. However, with the addition of a total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test, individuals can also measure how much iron can attach to transferrin and other proteins in the blood, which can help determine if the abnormal levels indicate a severe health condition such as liver disease or malnutrition.

Fasting for at least 8-10 hours is required.

Quest test codes: 7573

$13

+$15 service fee

Price does not include the Physician Service Fee ($6) and the Lab Collection Fee ($9). These non-refundable fees cover the ordering and oversight of lab tests and follow-up services when appropriate.

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Lab Tests FAQs

No. At Tripment Health, we focus on providing transparent healthcare services to uninsured or under-insured individuals. We’ve negotiated prices directly with lab test facilities to make diagnostic lab panels available to individuals who would rather pay directly than go through a private or government-sponsored insurance carrier.

No. By purchasing a blood panel, you will not be able to submit any claim, bill, or other request for reimbursement to any insurer, third-party payer, or government health program. However, you can use your FSA and HSA card. 

You will receive a payment confirmation email, then an additional email confirming your appointment details (time and location of appointment, and QR code). You will need to present your QR code at the testing facility to check in.

No. One of our physicians will order the panels for you.

You must be 18 or over to be able to get tested.