Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity

Test Name: Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity
Alternate Name(s): Iron Binding Capacity Saturation
UIBC
TIBC
Iron Overload
Laboratory: Core UH & VH
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

A second Green (Lithium Heparin)top tube must be collected if multiple tests are ordered.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
2 hours
 
Reference Range: 19.7-66.2 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2014-12-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: UIBC is part of the Iron Overload screen and cannot be ordered as a separate test
Method of Analysis: Colorimetric
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
IO
 
Referred To:  

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