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Also known as: Fe Tests; Iron Indices
Formal name: Iron Tests

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Devkota, B. (2012 October 4). Iron. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2085704-overview#showall through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2013.

Gersten, T. (Updated 2012 February 8). Serum iron. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003488.htm. Accessed April 2013.

Paruthi, S. (Updated 2012 November 7). Transferrin Saturation. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087960-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2013.

Devkota, B. (Updated October 4). Iron-Binding Capacity. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2085726-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2013.

Spanierman, C. (Updated 2011 July 27). Iron Toxicity in Emergency Medicine. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/815213-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2013.

Boyle, J. (Updated 2012 April 12). Pediatric Iron Toxicity. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1011689-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2013.

Gersten, T. (Updated 2012 February 8). Total iron binding capacity. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003489.htm. Accessed April 2013.

Gersten, T. (Updated 2012 February 8). Ferritin. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm. Accessed April 2013.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 594-598.

Clarke, W., Editor (© 2011). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, 2nd Edition: AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 536, 597.

Elghetany MT, Banki K. Erythrocytic disorders, in Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 22nd ed. McPhereson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Elsevier/Saunders:Philadelphia. Chapter 32, 2011.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2007). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 574-577.

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (© 2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry: AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 407-408.

Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 634-635.

(Modified 2009 March 13). About Iron. Iron Disorders Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.irondisorders.org/Disorders/about.asp through http://www.irondisorders.org. Accessed June 2009.

(Updated 2007 August 24). Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements [On-line information]. Available online at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/iron.asp through http://ods.od.nih.gov. Accessed June 2009.

Rathz, D. et. al. (Updated 2009 February 02). Toxicity, Iron. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/166933-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed June 2009.

Chen, Y. (Updated 2009 April 05). Iron Deficiency Anemia. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000584.htm. Accessed June 2009.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. McPherson RA and Pincus MR, eds. Philadelphia: 2007, Pg 506-507.

(November 3, 2006) Iron Disorders Institute, Sideroblastic anemia. Available online at http://www.irondisorders.org/Disorders/Sideroblastic.asp through http://www.irondisorders.org. Accessed September 2009.