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I found this on labtestsonline a while back. I had the same questions too. (TIBC refers to iron binding capacity)



IDA = TIBC high and FERRITIN low
ACD = TIBC Low or normal and FERRITIN Normal or high


Are you considering taking iron because the transferrin is low?

"Transferrin is a protein that may decrease during any inflammatory process and is referred to as a negative acute phase reactant. Chronic inflammation, infections, and malignancies may cause changes in transferrin levels."


"Transferrin saturation is a calculation using the iron test result and the TIBC or UIBC results, representing the percentage of the transferrin that is saturated with iron."


So I wonder if it represents how much iron is in your body because the rest of your labs look fine. Hope this helps.





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