Total Iron Binding capacity
Increased in liver damage, haemolytic anaemias, excessive iron intake, heamochromatosis and in irin deficiency. Reduced in acute and chronic infections and nephrotic syndrome. A saturation of 60% or more in males (50% in females), when confirmed by a separate samople a few days later, is strongly indicative of heamochromotosis, assuming that the serum ferritin is also raised (>300ng/ml).
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