Test Overview

Ferritin levels should be over 130 ng/ ml for menstruating women, over 100 for others [Barnes].

Labs Performing Test

Test NameName of LabLab Code Estimated CostProcessing TimeComments
TransferrinSonoraQuest 8106   
Iron + Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)SonoraQuest 2040   

Costs cited are subject to change and may be reduced by insurance or cash discounts and increased by sample collection fees.


Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this web page include the following:

[FDM] Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.

[SCNM] Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

[UT] Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

[Barnes] Broda O. Barnes M.D. Research Foundation at http://www.brodaobarnes.org. Of particular note are the audio tapes Thyroid Therapy I, II, III available from this source. Cited by [Starr2005].

[Starr2005] Mark Starr. Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic. Columbia, MO: Mark Starr Trust (2005).