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).

Sample Requirements:

Gold (SST)

Postal Samples: