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Iron Studies

Soluble Transferrin Receptor

April 30th, 2020


Transferrin receptors are receptors on cell surfaces that internalise transferrin.
An increased soluble transferrin receptor level can aid in the diagnosis of iron deficiency if uncertain, particularly in differentiating iron deficiency from anaemia of chronic disease. Haemolysis will also caused a raised level.
This test is rarely used in clinical practice.
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