About Our Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC)
When iron is out of balance in your body, a whole host of things can go wrong. Whether it’s iron deficiency, iron overload, iron out of balance will have you feeling weak and operating at a lower capacity. The total iron binding capacity (TIBC) gauges how much of the mineral is in your bloodstream by looking at your blood’s current ability to attach and transport iron around your system. The TBIC is the first step for determining the iron situation in your body; because iron is measured across multiple factors and in different ways, this test will get your started to understand if you need more testing later on. The tests calculated in the TIBC are the total iron percentage in your blood; the iron binding capacity; and the calculated overall percentage in your body.
Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity, % Saturation (calculated)
You may need testing if you have symptoms of iron levels that are too low or too high.
Shortness of breath
Lack of energy
When To Check
The TBIC test should be a regular part of your annual wellness check. Doing a TBIC test is especially important if you: are feeling tired, weak, or fatigued; have a swollen tongue; are having a hard time concentrating; are having an increase in infections; are always feeling cold.
How to test
Order Your Test
Choose the test you want to take to know your body better. Then, order your tests online.
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Get Your Result
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