transferrin saturation

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trans·fer·rin sat·ur·a·tion

(trans-fer'in sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
A calculation, expressed in percentages, of the amount of transferrin that is bound to iron. Determined by measuring serum iron and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC): serum iron × 100 = percentage saturation TIBC; helpful in differentiating anemias: a low transferrin saturation is associated with iron deficiency states; high with excess iron.
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Comparison of circulating iron, total iron binding capacity, and percent transferrin saturation in wild and captive kori bustards (Ardeotis kori).
Also usually included is a serum iron (SI), total iron binding capacity (TIBC), percent transferrin saturation (TS), and free/zinc erythropoietic protoporphyrin (FEP/ZPP) level.
(Forty-four subjects had discordant values for ferritin and percent transferrin saturation, and could not be assigned to any iron status category.) As determined by analysis of variance and Bonferroni adjusted pairwise comparisons, subjects with iron overload had significantly lower concentrations of serum transferrin receptors than did the normal subjects (P <0.0005) and the iron-deficient subjects (P = 0.001).