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Transferrin

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Transferrin

  • Definitions
  1. Transferrin
    1. Iron-binding globulin protein that is synthesized in the liver and circulates in blood
    2. Primary function is iron transport
  • Pharmacokinetics
  1. Serum half-life: 20 days
  • Interpretation
  • Normal
  1. 160 to 370 mg/dl (0.16 to 0.37 g/dl)
  • Causes
  • Increased Transferrin
  • Causes
  • Decreased Transferrin
  1. Nephrotic Syndrome
  2. Liver disease
  3. Chronic inflammatory states
  4. Chronic illness
  5. Thalassemia
  6. Neoplasm
  7. Protein Malnutrition