Iron tests

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Iron tests are groups of clinical chemistry laboratory blood tests that are used to evaluate body iron stores or the iron level in blood serum.

Other terms used for the same tests are iron panel, iron profile, iron indices or iron status.

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IRON PANEL Serum iron Transferrin and TIBC Transferrin saturation Ferritin Transferrin receptor Related tests
Hb MCV
Iron deficiency anemia Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Gnome-go-down.svg
Iron overload
(hemochromatosis)
Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg* Normal  
Anemia of chronic disease Gnome-go-down.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg* Gnome-go-down.svg* Gnome-go-down.svg  
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Normal    
Thalassemia Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg  
Sideroblastic anemia Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg* Gnome-go-down.svg  
Megaloblastic anemia Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg Human-go-up.svg
Hemolytic anemia Human-go-up.svg* Gnome-go-down.svg* Human-go-up.svg* Human-go-up.svg* Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg  
Pregnancy or use of
hormonal contraception
Normal Human-go-up.svg Gnome-go-down.svg        

* = or normal.