Iron, Vitamin B12 and Folate Studies

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Percentage transferrin levelsTransferrin is a protein that transports iron through the body. The percentage transferrin level is a calculated parameter based on the iron and TIBC values.
Serum ferritinFerritin is a protein that binds and stores excess iron in the body. Serum ferritin levels are low in conditions of iron deficiency and high in conditions of high iron concentration in the blood.
Serum folateFolate or folic acid is an important component of the blood and the nervous system, along with vitamin B12. Its deficiency results in large red blood cells and neurological problems.
Serum ironIron is an important component of the red blood cells. A deficiency of iron results in an anemia where the red blood cells are small and pale.
Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)The TIBC estimates the binding capacity of iron to transferrin, a protein that transports iron in the blood.
Vitamin B12 levelsVitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of blood and the functioning of the nervous system. A low level is associated with an anemia where the red blood cells are large in size.

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