The serum level of soluble transferrin receptor can help evaluate the anemic patient with low serum iron.
Iron deficiency anemia
Anemia of chronic disease
Mixed iron deficiency anemia and anemia of chronic disease
normal to high
total iron binding capacity (TIBC)
soluble transferrin receptor
Ferritin is a measure of total body iron stores but may be increased as an acute phase reactant.
Soluble transferrin receptor levels increase with reduction of body iron stores and decrease with excess iron.
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient with anemia and a low serum iron.
Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Clinical Laboratory, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, General Surgery, Gastroenterology
Objective: laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis
ICD-10: D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64,