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Unsaturated Iron Binding capacity and Transferrin saturation are equally reliable in detection of HFE hemochromatosis

Murtagh, L; Whiley, Michael; Wilson, Susan; Tran, Huy Anh; Bassett, Mark L


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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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Gastroenterology
DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9270(02)04284-3


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