Also known as: Iron Binding Capacity; IBC; Serum Iron-Binding Capacity; Siderophilin
Formal name: Total Iron Binding Capacity; Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity; Transferrin; Transferrin Saturation
Related tests: Iron Tests, Serum Iron, Ferritin, Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP), Transferrin Receptor
To assess your body's ability to transport iron in the blood
When your doctor suspects you may have too much or too little iron in your body because of a variety of conditions; to help monitor liver function and nutrition
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
You may be instructed to fast for 12 hours before the test; in this case, only water is allowed.