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What does this mean as a blood test: transferrin?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Transferrin is a…
…blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin.
Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. Decreased plasma tf can lead to iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Increased tf binds free iron, leading to anemia. Discuss lab results with your doc.

In brief: Transferrin is a…
…blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin.
Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. Decreased plasma tf can lead to iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Increased tf binds free iron, leading to anemia. Discuss lab results with your doc.
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