These tests measure levels of iron, a key nutrient for energy and healthy skin, hair, and nails. Iron is an essential mineral that your red blood cells need to transport oxygen throughout your body. When iron levels are too low this can result in iron deficiency anemia (decreased red blood cells). You may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, hair loss, and other symptoms. The Total Iron test measures the amount of iron in the blood, while the TIBC test measures the blood’s capacity to carry iron.
Preparation: This test does not require fasting.
Iron TIBC and Ferritin Test measure iron levels in your blood.
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that looks if you have too much or too little iron in your blood. Iron moves through the blood attached to a protein called transferrin. This test helps you know how well that protein can carry iron in your blood.
Iron is an essential mineral needed in the blood to transport oxygen throughout your body. If iron levels are too low this can result in anemia (decreased red blood cells).
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test measures the level of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The quantity of TSH has a direct impact on the levels of thyroid hormones causing either over-active thyroid or under-active thyroid regulating the thyroid gland is important because the thyroid produces several hormones which can stimulate or shut down certain processes in the body.
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test helps detect hyperthyroidism whose symptoms may include: weight loss, rapid heart rate, nervousness, diarrhea, irregular menstrual periods and hypothyroidism whose symptoms are: weight gain, dry skin, constipation, tiredness, frequent menstrual periods.