Unsaturated Iron Binding capacity and Transferrin saturation are equally reliable in detection of HFE hemochromatosis
OBJECTIVE: Unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC) has been proposed as an inexpensive alternative to transferrin saturation for detection of hereditary hemochromatosis. The aim of this study was to compare, in a hospital referral clinic, the reliability of transferrin saturation and UIBC for detection of subjects who have inherited HFE (HLA-asociated iron overload) genotypes predisposing to iron overload. METHODS: Serum transferrin saturation, UIBC, and ferritin were tested in 110 consecutive...[Show more]
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