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UIBC

Unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC)is a testused to determine the levels of iron in the blood. This test is ordered when Iron deficiency or Iron overload are suspected.


High Unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC) results show adeficiency of iron in blood. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency mayinclude such things asdizziness/light-headedness, headache,weakness/fatigue, pallor (pale skin), or microcyticanemia (low red blood cell count).


Low UIBC resultsoften meands there is anoverload of iron in blood. Symptoms of iron overload may include joint pains, lack of energy, loss of sex drive, and heart problems.

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