Transferrin Blood Test


This test measures the transferrin levels. Transferrin aids in carrying around iron in the body.

Transferrin is a protein that is made in the liver and acts as a transporter to carry around Iron (Fe) in the body. When transferrin levels are low, iron cannot be transported, and therefore, cannot be bound to haemoglobin and the person develops anaemia. Transferrin levels can be measured by simple blood sample. This test, in combination with a serum iron test and total iron binding capacity, is used to determine patients who have either iron deficiency or iron overload.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• Chronic fatigue/tiredness
• Dizziness
• Weakness
• Headaches
• Pallor
• Symptoms of iron overload

Also Known As: Siderophilin


The Transferrin test requires fasting for at least 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for this test is typically one business day.