HIGH TRANSFERRIN SATURATION TEST RESULT. What does higher than normal transferrin saturation test level mean?
The liver produces protein transferrin, which binds iron molecules and carries them through the bloodstream to the bone marrow. Transferrin saturations of more than 50% suggest iron overload.
High iron levels can mean that the patient may have a condition known as hemochromatosis. Accumulation of iron in tissues and organs can be very damaging.
LOW TRANSFERRIN SATURATION TEST RESULT
Transferrin saturation values and definitions
- Ions and trace metals
- Acid-base and blood gases
- Liver function
- Cardiac tests
- Tumour markers
- Other enzymes and proteins
- Other electrolytes and metabolites
Other Transferrin saturation related tests :
Ionized calcium (Ca)
Total calcium (Ca)
Total serum iron (TSI)
Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC)
Inorganic phosphorus (serum)