soluble transferrin receptor


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soluble transferrin receptor

Abbreviation: sTfR
A membrane-bound receptor expressed on the surfaces of cells that take up iron from the blood. Levels of this receptor are increased in iron-deficiency anemia. Measurement of circulating levels of the receptor are very useful in the diagnosis of iron deficiency in patients who also have anemia of chronic disease.
See also: receptor
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Multicenter evaluation of a fully mechanized soluble transferrin receptor assay on the Hitachi and Cobas Integra analyzers.
Evaluation of new immunoenrymometric assay for measuring soluble transferrin receptor to detect iron defciency in anemic patients.
Method comparison: three fully mechanized assays for the quantification of the soluble transferrin receptor.
Evaluation of the iron status of the newborn by soluble transferrin receptors in serum.
The concentration of soluble transferrin receptors in the plasma reflects the degree of erythropoiesis, being increased in states of enhanced erythropoiesis and decreased with reduced erythropoiesis [2].
The present study was designed to examine the relation of soluble transferrin receptors to iron status in a group of subjects whose iron status ranged from iron deficient to iron loaded.

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